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The ILO Conventions

8 May 2012, Genève, Switzerland
 
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking to achieve the ratification of all of its eight Conventions covering fundamental labour standards by 2015.
 
Bellow please find the resume of the numbers os states which ratificated the ILO’s Core Conventions as of May, 8 2012 (amongst 183 ILO member states):
  1. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) 175
  2. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) 151
  3. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) 161
  4. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) 169
  5. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) 172
  6. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) 170
  7. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) 163
  8. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) 175
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G8 Meeting Chair

12 April 2012 Washington, D.C.
 
The Foreign Ministers of the G8 countries have met to discuss views and coordinate actions on a wide range of issues, as country-specific, regional, and transnational affairs with global impact. The G8 Meeting Chair recognise the importance of the economical forces in the foreign policy decision-making and in international peace, security and stability.
 
The ministers meeting taken into account themes like Middle East and North Africa, Middle East peace, Iran, Irak, Syria, the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), Afghanistan, Africa, terrorism, maritime security and transnational organized crime. Also, among other issues, they have exchange opinions about the role of women in international peace and security, food security and nutrition, climate change, human rights, and nuclear safety and security.
 
For more information please refer to http://www.consilium.europa.eu//uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/EN/foraff/129518.pdf or http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/04/187815.htm.
 
The actual G8 meetings include France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada. More about G8 here.

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