Events and news

April 2008

  1. International labour standards and equality in employment: Focus on gender issues and racial discrimination

    Putting an end to discrimination and to racial discrimination in the world of work is indispensable if we are to achieve sustainable development and greater individual well-being today. The promotion of equal opportunities has always been one of the priorities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) who adopted several international standards against employment inequalities. Some instruments affect all workers. Some others instead are related to gender equality and other specific categories such as migrant workers, indigenous workers or workers with HIV/AIDS.

  2. International labour standards and equality in employment: Focus on gender issues and racial discrimination

    Putting an end to discrimination and to racial discrimination in the world of work is indispensable if we are to achieve sustainable development and greater individual well-being today. The promotion of equal opportunities has always been one of the priorities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) who adopted several international standards against employment inequalities. Some instruments affect all workers. Some others instead are related to gender equality and other specific categories such as migrant workers, indigenous workers or workers with HIV/AIDS.

January 2008

  1. The UN.GIFT Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking

    UN.GIFT aims to mobilize state and non-state players to eradicate human trafficking by reducing both the vulnerability of potential victims and the demand for exploitation in all its forms; ensuring adequate protection and support to those who do fall victim, as well as efficient prosecution of the criminals involved. The Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking will take place in Vienna, Austria, 13-15 February 2008, to raise awareness about human trafficking. More than 1’000 participants are awaited.

December 2007

  1. Towards a strategy for trade unions in the fight against racial discrimination and xenophobia

    This inter-regional meeting of 32 trade unionists provided participants with the require knowledge and tools to develop strategies and realistic practicable action plans, which could be successfully implemented by their respective organizations in the medium to long terms. The meeting also served as a form to report on the findings and conclusions of an ITUC survey on racial discrimination conducted in February 2007. The meeting produced a draft declaration and plan of action which was submitted to the ITUC Congress for approval in early 2008.

November 2007

  1. The role of labour inspectors in combating human trafficking and forced labour in Europe

    The meeting serves as a kick-of for ILO’s initiative to strengthen the role of labour inspectors in the national response against forced labour and trafficking. In the framework of this initiative, the ILO is currently developing comprehensive training materials to be used by labour inspectors.