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ILO Policy Brief: Keeping a tripartite body on top of Multinational Enterprises

By Isaac Stovell

In 1977, the International Labour Organisation published a declaration on Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to coordinate international policy for the protection of workers’ rights from possible exploitative activity in an increasingly globalised world. 1,591 more words

9/11 Lesson

what is the most important lesson to living workers in sky scrapper?
To be a ground level worker is the most hazardous job.

The ILO   Occupational Health Services Convention (No. 267 more words

No More Sunrise to Sunset

May Day 2016: “8 hours work, 8 hours recreation and 8 hours rest”

A fight against tears, toil, injustice, aggression, inhuman working hours that started with the Trade Building workers of Philadelphia of US, soon resonated on the shores of Australia and became a major momentum worldwide. 1,364 more words

Will the International Organization for #Migration ( #IOM ) move closer (in)to the United Nations system?

On September 19, the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) might sign a new relationship agreement. There are several scenarios regarding the content of this agreement, ranging from the IOM becoming a “UN-related organization” such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or the World Trade Organization (WTO) up to full inclusion into the UN system as a specialized agency such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 684 more words

Civil Society

Policy Brief: The ILO and Gender Equality

By Mitali Sen


Globally, there is widespread acceptance of the principle of gender equality at a rhetorical level but a notable lack of adequate measures to make it a reality. 1,607 more words

Decent Work is Safe Work: The evolution of the ILO’s annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work - April 28th

By Monisha Khanna


At the 326th session of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Governing Body meeting, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour of Thailand ratified the… 1,175 more words


Three years on, the scale of the pain caused by the Rana Plaza tragedy remains as shocking as ever. Building a safer, more sustainable garment industry will be the best and most lasting memorial to those who suffered at Rana Plaza. 1,391 more words