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October 2007

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  3. News

    Unemployment, informality and inactivity menace young people in Latin America and the Caribbean

    04 September 2007

    ILO calls for better use of the growth, development and poverty reduction potential of 106 million youth in the region.

  4. Video

    East Asia is the growth productivity story of the decade, according to new figures from the Key Indicators of the Labour Market, released this week at a press conference in Geneva

    03 September 2007

    East Asia showed some of the fastest labour productivity growth rates in economic history, according to Jose Manuel Salazar, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, speaking at a press conference for the launch of the 5th edition of the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM).

  5. Video

    Interview with Lawrence J. Johnson on Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM), 5th Edition

    03 September 2007

    New ILO report says US leads the world in labour productivity; some regions are catching up, but most lag far behind