All ILO Newsroom content

July 2006

  1. News

    ILO launches child labour web movie

    17 July 2006

    The International Labour Office (ILO) has launched a new Web movie (in 12 languages) featuring the plight of more than 200 million child labourers worldwide, but also signs of hope showing that the end of child labour is within our reach. The ILO is committed to helping countries lift all children out of the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  2. News

    International Microfinance Training opts for Turin (Italy) as world capital

    14 July 2006

    Over 260 international microfinance experts will meet in Turin (17 July - 4 August) for the 3-week programme "Boulder Microfinance Training", the most prestigious microfinance training event in the world, which has been hosted since the International Year of Microcredit 2005 by the International Training of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Turin, Italy.

June 2006

  1. News

    Europe takes steps to combat trafficking for forced labour

    27 June 2006

    Global alliance required to halt the trafficking of 2.4 million people worldwide.

  2. News

    ILO to receive support in cash and kind for promotion of safety and health in the workplace
    Düsseldorf Trade Fair and Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health will fund international conferences on safety and health at work

    15 June 2006

    Some 2.2 million people die each year through work-related accidents and diseases, according to ILO statistics. This figure alone illustrates the importance of improved safety and health conditions in the workplace.

  3. Article

    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    The end of child labour: Together we can do it

    09 June 2006

    This year's International Labour Conference will also focus on global activities against child labour. On 9 June, the Conference Plenary will discuss the ILO's new Global Report on child labour, including a special event highlighting the progress made in eliminating child labour in countries like Brazil, Tanzania and Turkey.

  4. News

    New ILO-Russia Programme of Cooperation defines priorities for 2006-2009

    06 June 2006

    The Russian tripartite delegation to the annual Conference of International Labour Organization and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia today signed a Programme of Cooperation between Russia and the ILO for the years 2006-2009.

May 2006

  1. News

    Dutch government supports Decent Work Country Programmes

    30 May 2006

    The Government of the Netherlands will provide 38.5 million dollars to support the launch of the ILO Decent Work Country Programme strategy over the next four years.

  2. Article

    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    Singapore: Charting a new roadmap for safer workplaces

    29 May 2006

    The Conference Committee on Safety and Health will consider a promotional framework for occupational safety and health (OSH), including a Convention supplemented by a Recommendation. The proposed instruments would support placing occupational safety and health high at national agendas, and promote safer and healthier working environments worldwide.

  3. Video

    Indonesian Domestic Workers

    15 May 2006

    Every year nearly 400,000 domestic workers leave Indonesia to work abroad. For most the experience is positive, allowing them to earn many times what they would earn at home. Hidden from public view in private homes however, domestic workers can be targets of exploitation and abuse as ILO TV reports.

  4. Video

    Bolivia: Tropic of Chapare

    05 May 2006

    Training young people to become entrepreneurs is proving to be a strong weapon in the fight against drug trafficking in Chapare Province in central Bolivia. (in Spanish)