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August 2006

  1. Article

    14th Asian Regional Meeting, Busan, Republic of Korea (29 August - 1 September) Workers on the move in Asia

    24 August 2006

    In recent years, almost three million workers in Asia have left their homes each year to work abroad, according to a new report for the ILO's Asian Regional Meeting. While the growing mobility has benefited sending and receiving countries as well as the migrant workers themselves, migration also poses enormous challenges for states of the region. Many still have to develop policies and programmes for regulating cross-border movements, protecting the basic rights of migrants, including those in an irregular status, and adjusting to the external shocks that globalizing labour markets often bring.

July 2006

  1. Video

    Decent Working Time & Time-Banking

    28 July 2006

    Across the industrialized world, working hours are becoming increasingly unpredictable, creating tensions between workers and employers and putting “work-life” balance at risk, according to a new study by the International Labour Organization.

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    After The Tsunami: Building Roads To Recovery

    28 July 2006

    When the Tsunami hit the north east shore of Sumatra ten percent of the road network in Aceh province in Indonesia was destroyed. Local resource-based road works projects give much needed employment and re-connect isolated coastline communities to the city of Banda Aceh and beyond. ILO TV explains:

  3. Video

    Philippines and Indonesia: Child Labour in Footwear Industry

    20 July 2006

    The footwear industry in Indonesia and the Philippines is a source of income for many poor families. An ILO training program encourages them to have safer workplaces and to send their children to school.

  4. News

    ILO launches child labour web movie

    17 July 2006

    The International Labour Office (ILO) has launched a new Web movie (in 12 languages) featuring the plight of more than 200 million child labourers worldwide, but also signs of hope showing that the end of child labour is within our reach. The ILO is committed to helping countries lift all children out of the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  5. News

    International Microfinance Training opts for Turin (Italy) as world capital

    14 July 2006

    Over 260 international microfinance experts will meet in Turin (17 July - 4 August) for the 3-week programme "Boulder Microfinance Training", the most prestigious microfinance training event in the world, which has been hosted since the International Year of Microcredit 2005 by the International Training of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Turin, Italy.

June 2006

  1. News

    Europe takes steps to combat trafficking for forced labour

    27 June 2006

    Global alliance required to halt the trafficking of 2.4 million people worldwide.

  2. News

    ILO to receive support in cash and kind for promotion of safety and health in the workplace
    Düsseldorf Trade Fair and Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health will fund international conferences on safety and health at work

    15 June 2006

    Some 2.2 million people die each year through work-related accidents and diseases, according to ILO statistics. This figure alone illustrates the importance of improved safety and health conditions in the workplace.

  3. Article

    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    The end of child labour: Together we can do it

    09 June 2006

    This year's International Labour Conference will also focus on global activities against child labour. On 9 June, the Conference Plenary will discuss the ILO's new Global Report on child labour, including a special event highlighting the progress made in eliminating child labour in countries like Brazil, Tanzania and Turkey.

  4. News

    New ILO-Russia Programme of Cooperation defines priorities for 2006-2009

    06 June 2006

    The Russian tripartite delegation to the annual Conference of International Labour Organization and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia today signed a Programme of Cooperation between Russia and the ILO for the years 2006-2009.