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October 2007

  1. News

    South Eastern European ministers of labour boost regional cooperation on employment and social policy

    26 October 2007

    High-level government, employers’ and workers’ representatives from nine South Eastern European countries adopted today an agreement, the “Montenegro conclusions”, that puts employment at the heart of economic and social policies.

  2. Video

    Uganda: Maternity leave brings protection to women security guards and their employer

    17 October 2007

    All African women work. Very few women work in formal workplaces. Even fewer expect to keep their job when they have a baby, much less get maternity leave. But that is not the case for a group of women security guards in Uganda. As ILO TV reports, in an industry where it's a surprise to find women at work, both workers and employer are finding advantages in unionization and maternity leave.

  3. Statement

    Trafficking For Forced Labour: ILO Approaches by Roger Plant, U.S. Congress, Washington, 11 October 2007

    11 October 2007

    Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, hearing on “Combating Trafficking for Forced Labour Purposes in the OSCE Region”, U.S. Congress, Washington, 11 October 2007

  4. News

    ILO documentary to be screened at environmental movie festival in Italy

    11 October 2007

    Turning waste into wages is the goal of an ambitious project in Burkina Faso and the subject of an International Labour Office documentary to be screened by the Italian Film Festival "CinemAmbiente" in Turin, Italy.

  5. Video

    Burkina Faso: Protecting the Environment by Profiting from Garbage

    09 October 2007

    Burkina Faso’s first plastic recycling centre is paving the way for a new kind of development project. It provides a money earner to the poor while tackling environmental pollution. Local industry also benefits – the recycled plastic granules cost half the price of importing new plastic from abroad.

  6. Kampala Statement

    Employment-Intensive Approach in Construction: A Catalyst for Prosperity for All

    09 October 2007

    Statement by Ministers of Public Works and Labour made during the Ministerial Roundtable at the 13th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners and Policy Makers, 30 November - 04 December 2009, Kampala, Uganda

  7. News

    Promoting better occupational safety and health through effective labour inspection to make Decent Work a global reality - Düsseldorf International Conference “Making Decent Work a Global Goal and a National Reality”

    09 October 2007

    From 18-20 September 2007 over 200 participants from 65 countries from all over the world met in Düsseldorf (Germany) to discuss the practical aspects of implementing international standards for decent work. The Conference was organized by the ILO in partnership with the German and Portuguese governments, the International Social Security Association, WHO, IALI and other international organizations, and with sponsorship from German partners Basi, Messe Düsseldorf, DGUV, Fraport AG, TÜV Rheinland, and BAD Team Prevent.

  8. News

    Highlights of keynote speakers at the ILO Forum on Decent Work for a Fair Globalization

    01 October 2007

    Political and opinion leaders from around the globe are meeting in Lisbon, Portugal from 31 October to 2 November 2007 to discuss the role of decent work as the key to economic, social and environmental sustainability and a fair and inclusive globalization. Here are highlights of keynote speeches delivered in plenary sessions.

September 2007

  1. News

    XV Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour of the Organization of American States

    25 September 2007

  2. News

    Peru Earthquake Response: ILO calls for integrated employment strategy in UN Flash Appeal

    05 September 2007