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March 2005

  1. News

    New seafarers ID cards closer to reality, says ILO Progress in achieving global interoperability in seafarers' identification

    24 March 2005

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) announces an important step forward in ensuring the proper functioning of the biometric element of its new "biometric" identity verification system for seafarers. The tests carried out in this regard could also contribute to advances in achieving biometric interoperability in other areas.

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    7th European Regional Meeting To survive means to succeed

    15 March 2005

    After the democratic changes in October 2000, the Serbian economy opened up to the world. As a consequence, many local companies were unable to compete with foreign companies and had to close down. In 2001, the ILO started a local economic development project in South West Serbia followed by a new, more comprehensive one in 2004 covering South East Serbia. Such local economic development initiatives in Europe and Central Asia were also discussed at the recent European Regional Meeting of the ILO in Budapest, on 14-18 February. Serbian journalist Andreja Tomasevic reports.

February 2005

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    Managing transitions: Pensions - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    18 February 2005

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    Managing transitions: Migration - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    18 February 2005

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    Managing transitions: Flexicurity - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    18 February 2005

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    Managing transitions: Youth - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    17 February 2005

  5. Article

    7th European Regional Meeting in Budapest The impact of ageing on labour markets and pension reform

    17 February 2005

    Although the establishment of national pension schemes in the world's industrialized countries ranks among the great achievements of the twentieth century, and those schemes have proved effective in alleviating poverty among the elderly, adjustments are needed if current levels of well-being are to be maintained. Ageing and its impact on labour markets and pension systems is one of the main issues to be discussed at the European Regional Meeting of the ILO in Budapest on 14 to 18 February. ILO online spoke with Emmanuel Reynaud, head of the Social Security Policy and Development Branch.

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    7th European Regional Meeting in Budapest Balancing flexibility, stability and security in European labour markets

    16 February 2005

    Policymakers all over Europe are facing the crucial challenge of regulating a rapidly evolving labour market in the context of the globalized economy. Will they listen to calls made for greater flexibility to overcome what have often been characterized as the region's labour market rigidities: employment protection and legislation, union bargaining power, generous welfare systems and high labour taxation? Or can they place their trust in a "flexicurity" model: new ways of balancing flexibility and security in relation to employment, income and social protection? "Flexicurity" is one of the main issues to be discussed at the forthcoming European Regional Meeting of the ILO in Budapest on 14 to 18 February. ILO Online spoke with ILO employment experts Sandrine Cazes, Alena Nesporova and Peter Auer.

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    Seventh European Regional Meeting in Budapest Managing migration in Europe

    15 February 2005

    BUDAPEST - Migration has become a defining issue in almost all countries in Europe and Central Asia, and policymakers are looking for possible responses. The number of economically active migrants in the region is estimated to be 26.5 million, or about 4 per cent of the total workforce. But their significance for the future of economies and societies in the region may well far outweigh their current numbers. Migration, both regular and irregular, is one of the main issues to be discussed at the European Regional Meeting of the ILO in Budapest, 14-18 February. ILO Online spoke with ILO experts Patrick Taran and Roger Plant.

  8. News

    ILO Tsunami Response Tsunami: ILO/IPEC project on vulnerability of children to worst forms of child labour

    10 February 2005

    On February 8, the United States Department of Labour approved a new $1.5 million project to address vulnerability of children to worst forms of child labour following the Tsunami disaster in Aceh.