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March 2007

  1. Article

    Labour markets in Central and South Eastern Europe Positive trends, persisting problems and new challenges

    09 March 2007

    A new ILO study says that economic growth has accelerated in Central and South Eastern Europe after 2000, but it has not adequately translated into employment creation.

February 2007

  1. News

    ILO and WTO issue new joint study on "Trade and employment: Challenges and policy research"

    20 February 2007

    This study is the outcome of collaborative research between the World Trade Organization Secretariat and the International Labour Office. It addresses an issue that is of concern to both organizations: the relationship between trade and employment.

  2. News

    ILO Director-General statement on Guinea

    13 February 2007

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Juan Somavia, has made an urgent call for the end of violence and for ensuring the safety of trade union leaders in Guinea.

  3. International Labour Review, Vol. 146 (2007), No. 1-2

    Beyond corporate codes of conduct: Work organizations and labour standards at Nike's suppliers

    01 February 2007

January 2007

  1. Article

    International Framework Agreements: a global tool for supporting rights at work

    31 January 2007

    France Telecom has become the latest company to sign an international framework agreement with a global union federation. Covering more than 200,000 employees worldwide, the global agreement signed on 21 December 2006 between the French multinational, the Union Network International (UNI), and telecom unions around the globe, addresses respect for ILO core standards across the group - including the right to join a union and to bargain collectively and freedom from discrimination and forced or child labour. ILO Online spoke with Dominique Michel, Team Leader of the ILO's Multinational Enterprises Programme, about these global agreements.

  2. Video

    Global Employment Trends 2007 Press Conference

    24 January 2007

December 2006

  1. News

    ILO, employers' and workers' organizations strengthen joint action against HIV/AIDS in Africa

    21 December 2006

    The African Regional Organisation of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU-AFRO) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) jointly organized a capacity-building meeting on HIV/AIDS for employers and workers in Kampala, Uganda on 12-14 December 2006.

  2. Article

    International Migrants Day (18 December 2006) Reversing the brain drain in China: the return of the 'sea turtles'

    11 December 2006

    As China's economy continues to grow exponentially, the country faces a shortage of locally educated managers with international experience. But more and more Chinese who previously left the country to study abroad are heading back to the land of opportunities, according to a recent article in the ILO's International Labour Review ( Note 1).

  3. Article

    Abandoned but not lost: Towards global protection for abandoned seafarers

    07 December 2006

    The complexities of globalization and its impact on shipping have made helping seafarers abandoned in foreign ports more pressing than ever. A recently created ILO database on reported incidents of abandonment of seafarers ( Note 1) is the first step in this direction. Since January 2004, the database has registered 40 cases of abandonment worldwide.

  4. Publication

    Protecting labour rights - A crucial ILO body celebrates its 80th anniversary

    01 December 2006

    On 24-25 November 2006 the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department organized a twoday meeting on “Protecting labour rights as human rights: Present and future of international supervision”, focusing on the effectiveness of supervision in the international legal system.