Past events

June 2010

  1. "Real economy" leaders discuss policy responses to global economic and jobs crisis

    14 June 2010

    Leaders from the real economy, meeting at the International Labour Organization's annual conference, held a high-level debate on ways out of the global economic and jobs crisis and called for an urgent, balanced policy approach that would combine economic recovery with jobs growth.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour 2010

    11 June 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”.

  3. Tripartite Experiences in Time of Global Crisis: Panel discussion with Barbados, Belgium and Singapore

    11 June 2010

    Interactive panel discussion with High-Level Tripartite Representatives from Barbados, Belgium and Singapore

  4. European Parliament seminar on combating and preventing trafficking in human beings: the way forward

    10 June 2010

    During the seminar, members of European Parliament urged greater emphasis on this issue. As Parliament's rapporteur Anna Hedh said it "is 2010 and women are still sold into slavery - even though slavery was abolished long ago". The Swedish Socialist believes Europe is engaged in an "every day struggle" against it.

  5. Gender and employment inter-relationships discussed at ILC Committee on Employment

    4 June 2010

    The strategies used to ensure gender issues are crosscutting across the employment objectives of ILO work were highlighted during a meeting of the Committee on the Recurrent Item on Employment, held during the 99th session of the International Labour Conference.

  6. John Ruggie’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Business and Human Rights Framework

    3 June 2010

    Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, presented his "protect, respect and remedy" framework, laying the foundations of a system for better managing business and human rights challenges.

  7. 99th International Labour Conference, 2010

    2 - 18 June 2010

    The International Labour Conference (ILC), the annual gathering of the ILO's global membership. Items on the agenda of the 99th session include the global financial and jobs crisis, the Global Jobs Pact, a new labour standard on HIV/AIDS, the treatment of domestic workers, and the situation in Myanmar.

  8. 5th Global Youth Employment Summit (YES): Rework the World

    2 - 5 June 2010

May 2010

  1. Decent Work Forum No. 41 - Continuité ou rupture? De la Déclaration de 1998 relative aux principes et droits fondamentaux au travail à la déclaration de 2008 sur la justice sociale pour une mondialisation équitable

    28 May 2010

  2. Technical validation workshop on Skills for Green Jobs - 17 May 2010

    17 - 18 May 2010

    The purpose of the technical validation workshop was to validate the findings of the global policy-applied research project on Skills for Green Jobs. The Global synthesis report and the European synthesis report were discussed. The workshop aimed to: a) identify environmental challenges and skills response strategies; b) discuss green restructuring processes on the labour market and related retraining needs; c) highlight current and future occupational changes and their implication on vocational training; d) propose specific policy recommendations and suggestions for further steps.