Other national HIV/AIDS laws such as the Mozambican AIDS Act, 2002, and the Zambian Employment Act, 2002, specifically address issues relating to HIV/AIDS in the world of work such as discrimination, dismissal and exclusion from social protection benefits, and have definitions and provisions that are guided by the ILO
Code and the ILO
Employment Convention No.
In June, the ILO
signed an agreement with Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Peru to end child labor in small-scale mining and quarries by 2015.
Shortly after my arrival at the ILO
, Konrad Raiser and I very quickly understood that we were pursuing the same objective: how could we, together, respond more effectively to the calls of the poorest and most vulnerable in the world?
has also asked the Nigerian government to remove certain worker categories from its essential services list so trade union conventions may be enforced.
First, biometrics: an ILO
seafarer identification document must incorporate digitised data generated by two fingerprints from a seafarer.
In 1999 the ILO
adopted a new convention concerning child labor.
The official, Francis Maupain, told a press conference at the ILO
headquarters in Geneva the strictures were such that the ILO
would not be able to conduct a ''meaningful'' operation even if an office were set up.
mission, led by former Australian Governor General Ninian Stephen, arrived in Myanmar on Monday on a three-week investigation of alleged forced labor there.
WTO rules regulate the way governments treat one another's goods and services (they define an exchange of benefits or contracts); whereas, ILO
Conventions establish standards for how governments treat their domestic workers.
Article 33 empowers the ILO
to recommend that the United Nations Economic and Social Council and other international organizations review, and if necessary, downgrade or cut their ties with Myanmar and halt activities that may prolong forced labor in Myanmar.
urged the Japanese government to encourage talks between six Japan Railway (JR) group firms and two labor unions to settle the 12-year-long dispute.
Founded in 1919, the ILO
is the oldest and one of the most stable agencies belonging to the network of the United Nations.