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October 2006

  1. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 3)

    12 October 2006

    Frans Roselaers describes the risk of violence that legally working young people face and how children can protect themselves against violence in the workplace. (Part 3 of 3 videos)

  2. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 2)

    12 October 2006

    Child labourers face the risk of violence in work where they are hidden from view, such as domestic work, or in illegal situations, says Frans Roselaers. (Part 2 of 3 videos.)

  3. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 1)

    12 October 2006

    Frans Roselaers, Director of the ILO's Department of Partnerships and Development Cooperation, talks about the global challenge to raise awareness about violence against working children. (Part 1 of 3 videos)

  4. Article

    New UN Report on violence against children: the workplace setting Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace

    12 October 2006

    A new report by the United Nations on violence against children is to be transmitted to the UN General Assembly this week. One of its sections is devoted to violence as it affects children who work. According to the report, the key departure point has to be a policy of zero tolerance of violence against children who are working - whether legally or in child labour. Frans Roselaers, Director of the ILO's Department of Partnerships and Development Cooperation and member of the editorial board of the report says that although the end of child labour may be in reach, stopping violence against working children is an urgent need.

  5. Video

    Child Labour: A Day in the Life

    10 October 2006

    Vulnerable children are open to exploitation that knows no borders. The huge wage gap between Eastern and Western Europe has led to increased migration and a rise in trafficking. However change is on its way. This reality may be bleak but improvements have been made. With enough time, effort, and the will to succeed these children can look forward to a brighter future.

  6. News

    Clôture de la Réunion des ministres du Travail du G8. Le nombre croissant de sans-emploi appelle une réponse mondiale, selon le Directeur général de l'OIT

    10 October 2006

    ""Aujourd'hui, nous faisons face à une crise de l'emploi mondiale qui appelle à une réponse mondiale", a déclaré le Directeur général de l'OIT Juan Somavia lors de la réunion des ministres du Travail et de l'Emploi du G8 à Moscou.

September 2006

  1. Article

    "My Future Is Not a Dream": Chinese migrants start their own business

    29 September 2006

    An exciting and unusual new TV drama series started on Sichuan TV's public channel last month. "My Future Is Not a Dream" is more than an ordinary soap opera written simply to entertain people. The drama series was set up to encourage migrant workers to start their own businesses. The programme is the result of a unique collaboration between Sichuan TV, the Chinese Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the ILO's Start and Improve Your Business Programme (SIYB).

  2. Article

    Mongolian child jockeys – balancing cultural heritage with safety

    22 September 2006

    Horse races with child jockeys are part of Mongolia's cultural heritage, but the growing number of races and serious, sometimes fatal accidents have drawn increasing public attention. The issue was discussed for the first time at a recent national forum which was supported by the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC). N. Mongolmaa, IPEC's National Project Manager, and B. Bayasgalan, ILO Programme Officer, report from Mongolia.

  3. Article

    The global jobs crisis: Address the growing imbalance between growth and jobs creation

    20 September 2006

    Faced with the fact that growth is not producing enough jobs worldwide, the world's financial leaders recently gathered in Singapore must focus on more than trade and financial imbalances, says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia. In this article, Mr. Somavia calls for significant policy reforms to deal with global imbalances between growth and job creation.

  4. Article

    The "Future Store Initiatives": technological and structural change in the retail industry

    15 September 2006

    The introduction of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology replacing bar codes on products will be one of the driving factors contributing to productivity gains in the retail sector but also affect the levels and quality of employment, says a new ILO report. It was prepared for discussion at a forthcoming ILO meeting in Geneva that will examine the role of new retail technologies in shaping the employment landscape in commerce.