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July 2008

  1. News

    Supporting the cooperative movement in Africa: the launching of the CoopAfrica website

    03 July 2008

    The CoopAfrica website provides a description of the technical cooperation programme for the promotion and development of cooperatives in Africa.

  2. News

    World Congress calls for new global partnership to improve work safety

    02 July 2008

    The XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work concluded with calls for a new global partnership to strengthen safety and health in the workplace, and to reinforce efforts to reduce fatalities and illness.

  3. Video

    Message from Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the Occasion of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    01 July 2008

June 2008

  1. Statement

    Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work

    29 June 2008

    The Declaration on Safety and Health at Work, adopted by the World Summit on Safety and Health in Seoul on June 29, provides a new global reference point for addressing occupational safety and health issues around the world. Download it here.

  2. News

    XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work opens in Seoul: ILO report highlights need for safer workplaces

    29 June 2008

    The International Labour Office has released a new report “Beyond deaths and injuries: The ILO’s role in promoting safe and healthy jobs”, at the XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. The Congress, which takes place through 2 July, is the largest global event on occupational safety and health, gathering some 4,000 representatives from more than 100 countries.

  3. News

    High-level meeting in Turin from 1 to 3 July on “The European social model in the context of globalization”

    24 June 2008

    Seven Ministers of Labour, the European Commissioner Vladimír Špidla, the Director-General of the ILO, Juan Somavia, and a vast number of experts are expected to take part.

  4. Article

    Text for the Declaration site: The text of the declaration and its follow-up page

    18 June 2008

  5. News

    Denmark significantly expands partnership agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) with new US$12.5 million grant

    16 June 2008

    The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has significantly expanded its partnership agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) with a new grant of DKK 60 million (approximately US$ 12,5 million) for 2008-09. Projects are to promote tripartism and decent work, improve job quality in Africa and explore flexibile labour market policies in Viet Nam.

  6. Video

    Schoolchildren show solidarity against child labour

    12 June 2008

    Schoolchildren from Geneva and neighbouring France released balloons to mark World Day Against Child Labour. Earlier at the International Labour Conference the ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, spoke out against child labour saying: "It is our responsibility to fight child labour and ensure that every child has a good education - that first crucial step towards Decent Work."

  7. Video

    ILC coverage: Tackling the food crisis

    12 June 2008

    Speaking at a high level panel of the 97th International Labour Conference, the Right Honourable Mr Pakalitha Mosisili, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, shared his views on how to tackle the food crisis through investment, production and decent work.