1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    This year's theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - "Making the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world" - supports the message of challenging exclusion. It aims to highlight the need to continue to work for the mainstreaming of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development if the MDGs of reducing poverty are to be achieved.

  2. Awarding the winner of the 38th UPU's letter writing competition on Decent work

    A special joint event organized by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to be held to award the prize-winner of the UPU’s International Letter Writing Competition for Young People 2009.

  3. Stand up Against Poverty

    Hundreds of people gathered on 16 October at the ILO headquarters in Geneva to Stand Up Against Poverty in a joint action with UNDP and UN agencies. Together with ILO Director-General Mr Juan Somavia and UNDP Deputy Director Ms Najat Rochdi, participants read the SUTA 2009 Pledge and shared a soup for the benefit of a Red Cross Geneva training programme helping young people aged 16 to 25 to enter the labour market.

  4. Give your voice to decent work

    The global campaign “Decent Work. A Better World Starts Here” also involves an “interactive cube”, that provides a new way for viewers to capture the overall message about decent work.

  5. Activities around the world for World Day Against Child Labour 2009

    World Day Against Child Labour aims to promote awareness and action to end child labour. This year we are putting special focus on the plight of girls who often endure additional hardships as victims of child labour. Support for the World Day has been growing each year and 2009 will be no exception. Hundreds of activities will be taking place around the world involving governments, employers, workers, United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and concerned individuals who care about protecting the rights of children. We invite you to join us this World Day and every day as part of the growing worldwide movement to eliminate child labour.

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2009

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an international campaign to promote safe, healthy, and decent work.

  7. International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC)

  8. Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions

  9. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

  10. International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)