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November 2004

  1. Publication

    European Companies and Nordea "Societas Europeae": Ancient name, new concept

    01 November 2004

    After years of debate and discussion, the European Union's plan to allow multinational companies to incorporate as "European Companies" is about to become a reality. The statute, together with an accompanying directive covering worker involvement, was passed in October 2001, to come into force three years later. From October of this year, a brave new experiment in company governance will begin allowing companies to operate across the EU with one set of rules and a unified management and reporting system.

  2. Publication

    Ten years after: A decade of progress for indigenous peoples

    01 November 2004

    The United Nations International Decade for the World's Indigenous People has focused new attention on the plight of these vulnerable peoples. Now, more than a decade after the adoption of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169) - World of Work examines what progress has been made, and what problems still face these people in today's globalized world.

  3. Publication

    First global analysis: HIV/AIDS to have major impact on world of work

    01 November 2004

    An estimated 36.5 million people of working age have HIV, and by next year the global labour force will have lost as many as 28 million workers due to AIDS since the start of the epidemic. So says a new global report ( Note 1) by the International Labour Office (ILO) that paints a grim picture of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the world of work.

  4. Publication

    Global economic security in crisis: New ILO report finds "world full of anxiety and anger"

    01 November 2004

    A new ILO report ( Note 1) says that economic security promotes personal well-being, happiness and tolerance, while benefiting growth and social stability. Yet it finds the overwhelming majority of people in a state of economic insecurity, and raises doubts over rich countries' ability to turn wealth into happiness.

September 2004

  1. Video


    16 September 2004

    Women are entering the global labour force in record numbers, according to a new report from the International Labour Office, but they still face higher unemployment rates, lower wages and make up 60 percent of the working poor. They are overwhelmingly represented, and some would say, exploited, in low-paying jobs in the garment industry – but that may change with a little help from Cambodia’s Government and some star power. ILO TV reports:

  2. Video

    ILO Public Service Announcement on Child Labour

    15 September 2004

    ILO public service announcement (PSA) on child labour as aired on Sony Entertainment Channel and SETMAX (Indian channels) before and during the highlights of the International Cricket Conference Champions Trophy 2004.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.