On World Humanitarian Day, the ILO’s Francesco D’Ovidio looks back at his experiences working to end child labour, and some of the inspiring people he has met.
We’ve dealt with quite a few surprising questions at the ILO Helpdesk for Business since it was launched four years ago for company managers and employees who want to know how best to implement International Labour Standards (ILS) in their work.
But probably the strangest involved a bank, a fish farm, prison labourers and blankets in a tropical climate. Continue reading
By Patricia O’ Donovan, Director, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin
“When I went back to work, I gathered together officials from many Ministries, joined three working parties on law-making, helped draft a Maritime Labour Act and got promoted. Now I hope that the legislation I have worked on will finally be presented to Parliament with high-quality legal back-up and, most importantly, will conform to international labour standards.” Continue reading