Events and news

July 2007

  1. ILO/ACFTU Workshop on Labour standards and fight against forced labour at workplace

    The workshop will address the role of trade unions in the prevention and eradication of forced labour. The whole training will be based on the principles and provisions of ILO labour standards esp. Conventions No.29 and No.105. The seminar will include 40 trade unionists from the local affiliations of the ACFTU, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, a mass organization of the working class formed voluntarily by the Chinese workers and staff members.

June 2007

  1. Workshop on research and statistics on trafficking in human beings

    This workshop was organised jointly by OSCE and the ILO, in the framework of the EC/TACIS programme which covers Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It tackles the current collection of data and further needs on trafficking in human beings in Georgia.


    In June 2004 the ILO adopted a Resolution for Pay Equity calling for governments, social partners and the ILO to take a set of specific actions to address the gender wage gap. Specifically, the resolution proposes that social partners negotiate the introduction of gender neutral job evaluation schemes, statistical indicators, as well as gender and race reviews at the workplace. It calls on the ILO to strengthen its commitment to gender equality and improve its training and advocacy programmes, as well as research of minimum wages and the provision of public services on the gender wage gap, taking into account also other forms of discrimination. In 2006 the ILO produced a guide for the enforcement of equal pay. This guide, based on a wide research in several countries, analyses different steps in Job Evaluation, focusing on methodologies, approaches and criteria to be considered in order to avoid discrimination. It provides a systematic practical approach to the subject, which will be deeply studied during this course, jointly organized by ILO/Declaration and the ILO International Training Centre.

  3. Building a Global Alliance against Forced Labour

    By the end of this five-day training, participants are knowledgeable about the characteristics of different forms of forced labour and trafficking in all their aspects, around the world, and about the main means of action and partnerships required to combat them at the national, regional and global levels. Particular attention will be given to the analysis of NAPs and of relevant measures: legislative action, law enforcement and prevention, to better combat against forced labour and trafficking.

  4. COmpliance with labour standards at local level by Zafar Shaheed, ILO, Geneva, June 2007

    01 June 2007