Past events

September 2008

  1. High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: A Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa"

    8 - 9 September 2008

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on the Measurement of Decent Work

    8 - 10 September 2008

    In its March 2008 session, the Governing Body approved a Tripartite Meeting of Experts to provide further detailed advice on the viability of the options, and to provide guidance on the various possible ways of measuring the dimensions of decent work in order to prepare comprehensive recommendations for consideration by the Governing Body.

  3. Training of labour inspectors on forced labour and human trafficking

    8 - 10 September 2008

    As part of its campaign to strengthen labour standards in Qualified Industrialised Zones (QIZ), the Jordanian Ministry of Labour appointed 30 new labour inspectors in 2008. The workshop was organised by the Ministry of Labour, in cooperation with the ILO, to sensitize these newly appointed labour inspectors on issues of trafficking and forced labour.

  4. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on the Measurement of Decent Work

    8 - 10 September 2008

    The meeting of experts is expected to discuss and make recommendations on a methodology to measure progress toward decent work that involves the identification of quantitative and qualitative indicators.

  5. High-Level Forum on “Decent Work: A Key to Social Justice for a Fair Globalization”

    5 September 2008

    The High-Level Forum “Decent Work: A Key to Social Justice for a Fair Globalization” held in Oslo on 5 September 2008 was the first public international discussion of the ILO Declaration on “Social Justice for a Fair Globalization” (June 2008), and gave rise to new ideas for policy coherence and global governance. The meeting was organized by the Government of Norway and the Financial Times.

August 2008

  1. Preventing Human Trafficking for Forced Labour and the Worst Forms of Child Labour

    19 August 2008

    The Trades Union Congress (UK), Anti-Slavery International and ILO organized a joint workshop to feature a showcase of proven practices to prevent trafficking for labour exploitation by the ILO’s Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women and to discuss challenges in response to labour trafficking in the UK.

July 2008

  1. Regional workshop on forced labour and human trafficking

    7 - 9 July 2008

    The International Trade Union Confederation - African Regional Organisation (ITUC-Africa) in collaboration with the ITUC, the ILO and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACLIS) organised a three day Capacity Building Regional Workshop on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking for Trade Union Leaders in Africa

June 2008

  1. Addressing Forced Labour: The Role of Employers' Organisations and Business

    30 June - 1 July 2008

    The conference will discuss why forced labour is an issue for employers and business and what role employer organisations should play to support the efforts of business in combating forced labour at national and international levels.

  2. XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - World Summit on Safety and Health

    29 June - 2 July 2008

    Over 4,000 industry leaders, policy-makers and specialists are to attend the largest international event on occupational safety and health, the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, which opens in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 29 June. Jointly organized every three years by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), it aims at contributing to the development of a ‘preventative safety and health culture’ through the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences. The XVIII World Congress is hosted this year by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA), under the theme "Safety and health at work: A societal responsibility".

  3. 46th annual meeting of CIS centres

    29 June 2008