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ILO postpones decision on cutting ties to tobacco industry again

Geneva - The UN labour organisation indicated Thursday it would not renew controversial funding from tobacco companies for expiring charitable programmes, but refrained from saying it would cut ties to the tobacco industry altogether.

Peace needs at least 15 years: Colombian president

Geneva - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hailed Friday the peace accord reached in his country, but warned it would take at least 15 years to build a truly peaceful society.

90% of domestic workers have no labour protection: UN study

Ginebra - Around 90 percent of the world's 67 million domestic workers have no access to social security protection, with migrants left particularly vulnerable, the International Labour Organization said Monday.

Migrants making mark in global workforce: ILO

Ginebra - Migrants are increasingly participating in a globalised economy, notably in the services sectors, according to a report released Wednesday by the ILO.

Nobel laureate Satyarthi says up to 500,000 child soldiers worldwide

Ginebra - There are up to 500,000 child soldiers around the world, Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi said Friday, terming it the worst form of child abuse.

ILO probes Bolivia law allowing children to work from age 10

Geneva - The International Labour Organization said Thursday it was investigating a new law in Bolivia that allows children as young as 10 to work, amid fears it breached global rules.

Forced labour turns $150 bn in illegal profits each year: ILO

Geneva - From sex workers to farm hands and maids, millions of forced labourers around the world generate $150 billion in illegal profits for their bosses every year, the UN's labour agency said Tuesday.

International child labor drops by one-third since 2000

International Labor Organization (ILO) reports today worldwide child labor statistics have reduced by one-third since the year 2000. The ILO aims to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by the year 2016. Worldwide 168 million kids are in child labor.

Risk of social unrest highest in Europe

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is warning that the risk of major social unrest around the world is now greatest in Europe.

Photo Essay: Rally in Sydney for domestic workers’ rights Special

Sydney - The United Voice union and the ACTU held a rally outside the Philippine Center in Sydney, where the Philippine Consulate is located, to highlight ILO Convention 189, which sets labour standards for domestic workers.

Myanmar: Afraid to Complain about Forced Labor

In Myanmar complaining can get you arrested, it can also get the lawyer who defends you sent to prison. This has left some afraid to complain to the ILO.

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