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November 2005

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Publication

    AIDS increasing costs to companies in India - the ILO Study

    01 November 2005

October 2005

  1. Video

    MOBILE BEAUTICIANS IN INDIA

    13 October 2005

    A beauty service at home is a growing trend among New Delhi’s fashion-conscious women. But the city’s mobile beauticians are not only a convenience for busy urban women, but a way for the city’s enormous numbers of urban poor to increase their income. ILO TV explains.

  2. Article

    Socially sensitive enterprise restructuring: swimming together or sinking separately

    12 October 2005

    How can an enterprise restructure with maximum economic benefits and minimum costs to workers and society? It is often believed that downsizing has a positive impact on the performance of the company and the so-called "survivors". According to a new ILO publication, this is not always true in practice. Alternative options should be considered and if downsizing is necessary, it should be carried out in a socially sensitive way.

  3. 11th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Mombasa Statement

    07 October 2005