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September 2004

  1. News

    Media Advisory: Preparatory Technical Maritime Conference 13-24 September. ILO member States discuss a new consolidated maritime labour Convention

    08 September 2004

    Government, employer and worker delegates from ILO member States open a two-week international Conference here on Monday 13 September to prepare a new draft maritime labour Convention affecting some 1.2 million seafarers who handle nearly 90 per cent of the world's trade.

  2. Article

    Economic insecurity is a global crisis

    07 September 2004

    GENEVA - Only 8 per cent of people in the world - fewer than one in ten - live in countries providing favourable economic security, says a new study by the International Labour Office (ILO). The just published report, "Economic Security for a Better World", includes estimates for countries representing more than 85 per cent of the world's population, and says that economic security promotes happiness, and is beneficial for growth and social stability. ILO online spoke with Guy Standing, co-author of the report and director of the ILO's Programme on Socioeconomic Security.

  3. Video

    HIV/AIDS at the Workplace

    01 September 2004

    The ILO TV public service announcement: 'HIV/AIDS at the Workplace', was aired on the Indian channel SONY SETMAX during the highlights of the International Cricket Conference Champions Trophy 2004.

August 2004

  1. News

    Media advisory: ILO to publish first global survey of economic insecurity

    27 August 2004

    The vast majority of the global workforce today lives in a world marked by economic uncertainty and insecurity over the future, says a new study to be published by the International Labour Office (ILO) on 1 September 2004.

  2. Video

    Bangladesh: Minding her own business

    13 August 2004

    In tribal areas of Bangladesh, women generally follow a traditional way of life and it’s the men who go out to work or go into commerce. But increasing numbers of women are getting help from programmes supported by the International Labour Organization and setting up and running their own businesses, ILO TV now reports.

  3. Article

    A high road to management and human resources development: High Performance Teams

    06 August 2004

    ILO official Peter van Rooij worked 14 months in a factory as part of an exchange of staff between the International Labour Office (ILO) and the French company Michelin. His challenge? To help them move from a "Taylorist" management style to High Performance Team Management.

July 2004

  1. Article

    AIDS in India: "Work is more than medicine to us"

    23 July 2004

    Among the issues highlighted at the recent XVth International AIDS Conference in Bangkok was the fact that the ability to continue working provides a vital lifeline for people living with HIV/AIDS. But maintaining a regular job is not always so easy. A new ILO study shows that in India, people living with HIV/AIDS and their families suffer drastic income cuts. Amid rising household expenditures, families compromise on education and face mounting debts. Recognizing the challenge, the ILO is working on bold initiatives to tackle the epidemic directly at the workplace.

  2. Video


    20 July 2004

    Access for all has been the theme of the AIDS conference in Bangkok this week. According to a new report from the International Labour Office, most of those infected are of working age, and some companies are finding that the workplace may be an effective way to reach those with HIV and their families. ILO TV reports:

  3. Video


    12 July 2004

    Coal mining is a difficult, dangerous job, rarely associated with good labour relations. But at one of the largest mines in Indonesia, natural resources are being exploited by a human resources director who puts people first. She enlisted the help of the International Labour Organization in training workers about their rights. As ILO TV now reports, the mine has seen output soar.

  4. Video


    01 July 2004

    In Cambodia, a system of factory monitors has virtually eliminated child labour in the textile industry. It’s partly down to a unique partnership with the government, employers, and the International Labour Organization. ILO TV reports on the difference it has made to the life of one young girl, Sok Keng.