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May 2003

  1. Article

    Employment in the utilities sector continues to decline

    23 May 2003

    Mergers and acquisitions in the water, electricity and gas services have resulted in a continuous employment decline in most countries since 1985, according to a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) to be discussed at a "Tripartite Meeting on Challenges and Opportunities Facing Public Utilities" here on 19-23 May 2003.

February 2003

  1. Video

    CHILD SOLDIERS

    13 February 2003

    An international conference in Washington this week (May 7-8) organized by the US Department of Labour will highlight the plight of child soldiers. More than 300 000 youngsters under 18 are fighting in conflicts all around the world. A report from the International Labour Organization, or ILO, looks at some of the roots of the problem and measures needed to help former combatants return to normal life.

January 2003

  1. Publication

    Current Maritime Labour Law Issues - An Internationally Uniform Identity Document for Seafarers

    01 January 2003

    This article reviews the achievements of the recently adopted Convention on Seafarers’ Identity Documents (Revised) 2003, (No.185) adopted by the International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization. (First published in the World Maritime University Journal of Maritime Affairs, 2003, Vol. 2, No. 2. Reproduced with permission).

December 2002

  1. Video

    Real Madrid Campaign Against Child Labour

    16 December 2002

    Superstars of the soccer world teamed up with the International Labour Organization in a campaign to fight child labour. The Galacticos, as the top players are known, joined with the ILO and the football association, FIFA, to give child labour the red card, used to send a player off the pitch.

July 2002

  1. Publication

    Standards, Principles and Approaches in Occupational Health Services

    01 July 2002

May 2002

  1. Video

    Global Report on Child Labour

    10 May 2002

    A report from the International Labour Organization reveals that the worst forms of child labour are much more widespread than was previously thought. Some 180 million youngsters are performing hazardous work. They may be victims of traffickers or be forced to work in the sex trade or recruited as child soldiers, as ILO TV now reports.

  2. Video

    A Future without Child Labour (trailer)

    01 May 2002

    Will child labour ever be eliminated? The ILO follows the lives of two child labourers a boy producing surgical instruments in Pakistan and a girl working on Kenyan farms to find out. While the elimination of child labour in the manufacturing sector seems possible, in sub Saharan Africa, AIDS has become an enormous threat to this effort. Full-length duration: 26 minutes.

March 2002

  1. Video

    The Informal Sector

    11 March 2002

    Thirty years ago, the International Labour Organization coined the term “the informal sector” to describe the activities of the working poor. Today, this sector accounts for nearly half of all workers in the world and it is expanding in both developing and industrialized countries. ILO Television takes a look at how some of the working poor are working their way out of poverty.

February 2002

  1. Video

    Working street children in Greece

    14 February 2002

    The trafficking of children from country to country is seen as one of the worst forms of child labour, according to the International Labour Organization. As ILO TV now reports from Greece, youngsters often end up working and living on the streets, but the reasons behind the phenomenon - and the children’s legal situation - are complex.

  2. Video

    Romanian street children

    06 February 2002

    Beneath the streets of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, live hundreds of children who barely survive through begging, working on the streets or prostitution. The International Labour Organization is funding efforts to get them off the streets and back with their families, as ILO TV now reports.