News

September 2000

  1. Press release

    ILO sectoral meeting to examine sustainable agriculture in a globalized economy

    18 September 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The impact of globalization on the lives and livelihoods of millions of agricultural workers will be examined by tripartite delegates from 26 countries at a meeting to be held at the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva from 18-22 September 2000.

June 2000

  1. Press release

    ILO workshop to examine strategies for helping the working poor

    29 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Methods of improving the livelihoods, well-being and empowerment of poor, working people will be at the centre of an ILO-sponsored workshop entitled Including the Excluded in the World Economy organized on the occasion of the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (Copenhagen +5).

  2. Press release

    International Labour Office announces new social development programme

    28 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - In a new initiative to implement the Programme of Action of the World Summit on Social Development (Copenhagen 1995), the International Labour Office (ILO) today announced the immediate launch of a new programme aimed at promoting sustainable human development at the local and national level.

  3. Press release

    Children's Day at Geneva 2000

    27 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The ILO, in partnership with several institutions, has organized several events focusing on the global campaign to eliminate child labour on Wednesday, 28 June, as a Children's Day for Geneva 2000.

  4. Press release

    ILO Director-General calls for "renewed solidarity", says global economy excludes, hurts too many workers

    26 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Addressing the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in Geneva today, Mr. Juan Somavia, the Director-General of the ILO, told delegates that "the benefits of the global economy have not reached enough people".

  5. Press release

    Most of World Lacks Unemployment Insurance

    21 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Seventy-five per cent of the 150 million people unemployed around the world lack any unemployment insurance protection, says a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO).

  6. Press release

    Special ILO Representative for cooperation with Colombia to be appointed by Director-General

    16 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) today asked Director-General, Juan Somavia, to appoint a Special Representative for cooperation with Colombia to assist in and verify the actions taken by the Government, and employers' and workers' organizations to implement ILO Recommendations following widespread acts of violence against trade unionists over the past decade.

  7. Press release

    International Labour Conference adopts new Convention and Recommendation on Maternity Protection

    15 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Delegates to the International Labour Conference (ILC), which concluded today, voted to adopt a new international Convention on Maternity Protection by a vote of 304 for, 22 against, 116 abstentions. The new Convention will enter into force after receiving two ratifications by ILO member States.

  8. Press release

    International Labour Conference adopts Resolution targeting forced labour in Myanmar (Burma)

    14 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Delegates to the International Labour Conference (ILC) today voted to take action to compel the Government of Myanmar (Burma) to comply with ILO Convention No. 29 on forced labour. Burma ratified Convention No. 29 in 1955.

  9. Press release

    ILO to release World Labour Report 2000on 20 June 2000

    13 June 2000

    GENEVA (ILO News ) - For millions of workers around the world, globalization and the liberalization of trade has translated into lower incomes and heightened insecurity. Social protection systems, in this context, have a vital role to play especially in the face of major contingencies such as old age, failing health, incapacity to work, bearing and raising children and unemployment. But how are social protection systems adapting to changing circumstances, who benefits from them and what can be done to extend coverage to those - the vast majority - who remain unprotected?