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November 2005

  1. Article

    World AIDS Day: HIV/AIDS & work in a globalizing world

    30 November 2005

    The theme of World AIDS Day 2005 is "Stop AIDS - keep the promise" - of the international community to control the epidemic and help those affected. As current chair of the UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations, the ILO is marking this day by focusing on workplace action in the community at large and in the UN. Odile Frank, ScD, Senior Research and Policy Adviser and Head, Research and Policy Analysis Unit of the ILO Global Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work recently completed a new study on "HIV/AIDS and work in a globalizing world" and gave this interview to ILO Online.

  2. Article

    Girls for sale: Preventing trafficking within China

    25 November 2005

    An estimated 94 million Chinese farmers migrated for work in 2002. The influx of such huge numbers of rural surplus labourers has created opportunities for those seeking to exploit the most vulnerable, i.e. children and young women. In April 2004, the Chinese authorities and the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) started a new project to prevent trafficking in children and youth for labour exploitation. Hans van de Glind, Chief technical advisor of the project, sent ILO online the following report.

  3. Video

    Puppets spread AIDS message in India

    24 November 2005

    Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS can be difficult in countries where sex is taboo and literacy rates are low. An Indian community group supported by the International Labour OrganiZation has been reaching out to truck drivers and migrant workers with an entertaining and educational puppet show.

  4. Video

    A WORKING ALTERNATIVE TO DRUGS TRADE IN BOLIVIA

    16 November 2005

    For many years, the epicentre of drug trafficking activities in Bolivia was in an isolated region called Chapare where the coca leaves were grown and processed. Today, a project to train young people to be entrepreneurs is changing the economic face of the region and creating thousands of new jobs for its youth. This report was prepared by ILO TV.

  5. Video

    BOLIVIA TRAINS YOUNG BUSINESS RECRUITS

    14 November 2005

    In Bolivia, where the lack of work and poverty scar the social and economic reality of the country, an army of teachers and professors seek to plant the germ of a business oriented culture within the youth. For the ILO, the promotion of self employment and micro businesses are an integral part of the fight against unemployment. This report was prepared by ILO TV in La Paz.

  6. Video

    AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE

    14 November 2005

    In Balakot, devastated by the Pakistan earthquake, rebuilding shattered lives began with rebuilding the town. A pilot emergency employment programme run by the International Labour Organization put more than 800 people to work, paying them to clean up the streets and improve living conditions.

  7. Article

    Digital tachographs and Optalert: Managing fatigue in road transport

    08 November 2005

    We live in a world where goods and services are expected to be available when and where the customer wants them. While most of the time these expectations are met, they also come at a cost. One of these costs is human fatigue, now recognized as being the main cause of accidents in the transport industry worldwide. Although it cannot always be avoided, fatigue can be better managed, says a new report of the ILO's Sectoral Activities Branch.

  8. Statement

    Forced Labour And Human Trafficking: The Challenges Ahead by Roger Plant, Vienna, November 2005

    07 November 2005

    Presentation to OSCE High-Level Conference, “Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation on Forced and Bonded Labour”, Vienna, 7-8 November 2005

  9. Article

    Managing labour migration: Turkey and the European Union

    04 November 2005

    ANKARA (ILO Online) - Labour migration from Turkey to the member States of the European Union (EU) is one of the main issues in the long-delayed talks between the Turkish government and the EU that started on 3 October. While critics of Turkey's EU bid raise the spectre of unrestricted labour migration from a country of 72 million people, supporters say taking in Turkey, with its young labour force, will boost Europe's economy and offset the effects of its rapidly ageing population. Managing labour migration was also at the centre of a tripartite meeting of experts to be held on 31 October - 2 November at ILO headquarters in Geneva. The meeting reviewed the draft of the ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration, prior to its submission to the ILO Governing Body in March 2006. ILO Online spoke with Gülay Aslantepe, Director of the ILO Office in Ankara, and Patrick Taran from the ILO International Migration Branch.

  10. Publication

    AIDS increasing costs to companies in India - the ILO Study

    01 November 2005