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April 2007

  1. Publication

    Can the European social model survive? Is flexicurity the answer?

    02 April 2007

    The search for a better combination of flexibility and security is a major challenge within the European Union, and not only in the accession countries. Two major new studies from the ILO look at different aspects of employment and working conditions.

  2. Publication

    ILO Global Report Insidiousness and insecurity: The new face of discrimination and inequality in the world of work

    01 April 2007

    At workplaces where different people gather, one thing remains the same: despite major advances in addressing discrimination at work, inequalities between mainstream groups and those vulnerable to discrimination remain stubbornly persistent and continue to afflict millions of people worldwide.

March 2007

  1. Video

    Somavia and Lamy discuss ILO/WTO report

    27 March 2007

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia and WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy led a panel discussion on a recent report issued jointly by the ILO and the WTO that calls for greater coherence amongst trade, labour and social policies.

  2. Article

    Bird flu: ILO and its constituents gear up for a response

    26 March 2007

    The recent outbreak of avian flu in the United Kingdom has prompted new calls for a coordinated response from the world of work. The ILO's tripartite structure is ideal for exchanging up-to-date information on risks and control measures and encouraging preparedness measures and preventive behaviour at the workplace. Coordinated by its , the ILO will assist countries to improve working conditions and protect workers against avian flu, drawing from ILO occupational safety and health standards and technical guidelines. To assess the impact of an epidemic on workers, ILO Online spoke with Susan Longley of the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

  3. News

    ASEAN and ILO to cooperate in addressing labour and employment issues

    20 March 2007

    The Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Labour Office (ILO) signed a Cooperation Agreement today to strengthen their collaboration and partnership.

  4. Publication

    Indigenous women overcome multiple obstacles

    13 March 2007

    Indigenous peoples around the world suffer from discrimination in the world of work, but indigenous women can be particularly hard hit by the double whammy of ethnicity and gender. Jessie Fredlund of the ILO Gender Bureau and INDISCO looks at the problem and finds some success stories in Bangladesh.

  5. Article

    HIV/AIDS and the European workplace: Bringing the fight against AIDS to the shopfloor

    12 March 2007

    HIV/AIDS is a matter of growing concern across Europe as a whole, and in particular Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia. On 12-13 March, Ministers of Health from the European Union (EU), along with representatives of international agencies, multinational companies and civil society meet at the Conference "Responsibility and Partnership - together against HIV/AIDS" in Bremen to consider new initiatives for fighting AIDS in the European context.

  6. Article

    Labour markets in Central and South Eastern Europe Positive trends, persisting problems and new challenges

    09 March 2007

    A new ILO study says that economic growth has accelerated in Central and South Eastern Europe after 2000, but it has not adequately translated into employment creation.

February 2007

  1. News

    ILO and WTO issue new joint study on "Trade and employment: Challenges and policy research"

    20 February 2007

    This study is the outcome of collaborative research between the World Trade Organization Secretariat and the International Labour Office. It addresses an issue that is of concern to both organizations: the relationship between trade and employment.

  2. News

    ILO Director-General statement on Guinea

    13 February 2007

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Juan Somavia, has made an urgent call for the end of violence and for ensuring the safety of trade union leaders in Guinea.