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April 2005

  1. Publication

    A tailor-made future for prosperity: Cambodia

    01 April 2005

    In the past few years, a great deal of progress has been made in improving the working conditions of textile factory workers in Cambodia. An ILO monitoring process has helped employers and workers create not only a safer working environment, but better working conditions. This article shows how this ILO project has lead to increases in productivity while boosting the credibility of the factories with international buyers.

  2. Publication

    7th European Regional Meeting In Europe and Central Asia, a newly expanded social agenda

    01 April 2005

    The European Region of the ILO is vast, spanning Europe and Central Asia from the Atlantic to the Pacific, as well as a diversity of cultures and societies. Despite this, the 50 member States of the European Region found common ground for "a common future of democracy, economic prosperity and social justice" at the 7th ILO European Regional Meeting held in Budapest from 14 to 18 February.

March 2005

  1. News

    ILO-EU Conference calls for the strengthening of labour inspection services

    31 March 2005

    The ILO-EU Conference on labour inspection 9-11 March 2005 in Luxembourg, noted that globalization requires more creative holistic approaches and presses for economic and social reforms, which can only be successful with strong, competent and independent labour inspectorates.

  2. News

    New seafarers ID cards closer to reality, says ILO Progress in achieving global interoperability in seafarers' identification

    24 March 2005

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) announces an important step forward in ensuring the proper functioning of the biometric element of its new "biometric" identity verification system for seafarers. The tests carried out in this regard could also contribute to advances in achieving biometric interoperability in other areas.

  3. Article

    7th European Regional Meeting To survive means to succeed

    15 March 2005

    After the democratic changes in October 2000, the Serbian economy opened up to the world. As a consequence, many local companies were unable to compete with foreign companies and had to close down. In 2001, the ILO started a local economic development project in South West Serbia followed by a new, more comprehensive one in 2004 covering South East Serbia. Such local economic development initiatives in Europe and Central Asia were also discussed at the recent European Regional Meeting of the ILO in Budapest, on 14-18 February. Serbian journalist Andreja Tomasevic reports.

February 2005

  1. Video

    Managing transitions: Pensions - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    18 February 2005

  2. Video

    Managing transitions: Migration - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    18 February 2005

  3. Video

    Managing transitions: Flexicurity - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    18 February 2005

  4. Video

    Managing transitions: Youth - 7th ILO European Regional Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

    17 February 2005

  5. Article

    7th European Regional Meeting in Budapest The impact of ageing on labour markets and pension reform

    17 February 2005

    Although the establishment of national pension schemes in the world's industrialized countries ranks among the great achievements of the twentieth century, and those schemes have proved effective in alleviating poverty among the elderly, adjustments are needed if current levels of well-being are to be maintained. Ageing and its impact on labour markets and pension systems is one of the main issues to be discussed at the European Regional Meeting of the ILO in Budapest on 14 to 18 February. ILO online spoke with Emmanuel Reynaud, head of the Social Security Policy and Development Branch.