Campaigns

2011

  1. ILO celebrates International Women's Day

    The year 2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day, and the theme of the ILO’s celebrations is: "Making the crisis recovery work for women!" as we will endeavour to show the importance of including women in recovery policies after the financial crisis.

  2. Voices on Social Justice

    Voices calling for social justice continue to find new resonance at all levels of society. But what does the term actually mean? Throughout 2010, the ILO Voices on Social Justice Project posed precisely that question to a wide range of leaders, commentators, academics and activists.

2010

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2010

    This year's theme is "Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond". It aims to ensure that disability and the concerns of people with disabilities are included in the commitments to end global poverty made by the international community. The inclusion of persons with disabilities in all development activities is essential to realizing the MDGs and other development goals. This year’s Day will serve as a reminder to governments, global leaders, policy-makers and other stakeholders to keep up their efforts on behalf of disability-inclusive development.

  2. 17 July 2010 Programme - Workplace Partners Forum

  3. World Day against Child Labour

    The World Day against Child Labour aims to promote awareness and action to tackle child labour. Support for the World Day has been growing each year. In 2010 we look forward to a World Day that is widely supported by governments, employers and workers organisations, UN agencies and all those concerned with ending child labour.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour 2010

    World Day 2010 events will be held in more than 60 countries. Events around the world will involve governments, employers and workers, other UN organizations and non-governmental organizations, high level panels, media events, awareness raising campaigns, cultural performances and other public events. In keeping with the theme for the Day, many events will have a football focus. In Geneva, in addition to events in the International Labour Conference, on June 11 between 14.00-14.45 hundreds of local school children will be joined by the Mayor of Geneva, Ms Sandrine Salerno, Mr. Charles Beer, Conseiller d’Etat, ILO officials and visiting Conference delegates to participate in a “Children’s solidarity event” at the Place des Nations. This event is organized by “Le Respect, ça change la Vie” community association, in cooperation with the ILO. Children and local civic leaders will gather around a football goal to “go for the goal against child labour” and show the “Red card against child labour”.

  5. World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April 2010

    This year, under the theme "Emerging risks and new patterns of prevention in a changing world of work" the day will draw attention on the current global challenges and the new context of occupational safety and health practice. It highlights technological advance, emerging workplace risks, and changing patterns of employment and workforce and thus, the need for new preventive approaches in facing these new challenges.

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Since 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO) observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, stressing the prevention of accidents and illnesses at work, capitalizing on its traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. This year, under the theme "Emerging risks and new patterns of prevention in a changing world of work" the day will draw attention on the current global challenges and the new context of occupational safety and health practice.

  7. ILO celebrates International Women's Day

    Each year, ILO celebrates International Women’s Day with an event honouring women of courage and conviction, from different aspects of the world of work. In 2010, the theme for ILO's celebration is "What’s working for working women!".

  8. Voices on Social Justice (one year Campaign 2010-2011)

    In 2010 the search for a "society for all" faces severe challenges brought on by the global economic and jobs crises, resurging poverty and long-term social uncertainty. Against this backdrop, the ILO has launched a year-long Voices on Social Justice Campaign to provide a global platform for testimonies on what social justice means today. Listen to the voices of commentators, academics, activists and leaders throughout the year.