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World Day of Social Justice - 20 February
As we mark World Day of Social Justice 2011, voices calling for social justice find new resonance at all levels of society. But what does the term actually mean?
World Day for Social Justice 2011
‘Time for a new era of social justice based on decent work’
World Day of Social Justice 2011
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
World Day of Social Justice 2011
Daniel Funes de Rioja, Executive Vice President of the International Organization of Employers (IOE).
International Labour Standards
The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work is the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has published its annual report.
Sectoral meeting - Geneva - 21-22 February
According to an ILO report, many incidents in the container shipping market are caused by bad packing practices. Losses exceed $5 billion a year. The ILO is to hold a tripartite meeting to discuss means to improve safety in the sector.
World of Work magazine n° 70
Focusing on the current economic recovery this issue of the ILO magazine features in depth articles on the state of the world of work, green jobs, Youth employment...
Policy initiative
75% of the global population do not enjoy a set of social guarantees that allow them to deal with life's risks. The Social Protection Floor is a global social policy approach to provide access to essential social services and income security for all.

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    Short Term Indicators of the Labour Market

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    Highlights of the most relevant analytical and statistical information on the impact of the crisis on the world of work, and on policy responses.

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    ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards

    New one-stop shop for company managers and workers on how to better align business operations with international labour standards and build good industrial relations.

Policy initiatives

  1. The ILO Global Jobs Pact: A policy framework to accelerate a job rich recovery

    Adopted by ILO constituents in June 2009, the Global Jobs Pact provides a set of policy measures centred on investments, employment and social protection.

  2. Social Protection Floor: Access to essential social services and income security for all

    A global social policy approach promoting integrated strategies for providing access to essential social services and income security for all.

  3. ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization

    Adopted in 2008 by the representatives of governments, employers and workers from all ILO member States, the Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization.

Calendar of events


  1. Voices on Social Justice

    Hear the words of commentators, academics, activists and leaders on what social justice means today and how it might be achieved in the years to come.

Global Employment Trends 2011

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