Posts Tagged International Labour Organization (ILO)

More Trade News in Brief Week 21 (18 – 24 May 2015)

World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

The International Labour Organization (ILO) today warned of widespread insecurity in the global employment market, saying that some 75 per cent of all workers are employed on temporary or short-term contracts in informal jobs often without any contract.


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UNCTAD – Global Investment Trends Monitor

Hong Kong (China) and China were the second and the third largest investors in the world, after the United States which remains the largest single source of outward foreign direct investment (FDI).

Countries in developing Asia have, for the first time, collectively invested more money abroad than countries in the North American and European regions.


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FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-Year Low

FAO’s first forecast for global cereal production in 2015 amounts to 2.509 billion tonnes, a bit down from last year’s record but nearly 5 percent above the average of the past five years.

Several years of solid harvests and stockpiling mean most basic food commodities are in surplus.

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 35 (20 – 26 August 2012)

* US Against Greater International Internet Regulation
7 August 2012
The US Government expressed its opposition to any proposal that would give regulatory control of the internet to the United Nations (UN), under The International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs).
* Canada Looks for Improving its GCS
21 August 2012
The Canadian government is consulting on improving its Global Commerce Strategy (GCS) for 2013 in order to expand and consolidate trade and investment ties with key markets.
Under the GCS, from its beginning in 2007, Canada has concluded new free trade agreements (FTAs) with nine countries, new foreign investment promotion and protection agreements with 11 countries and opened trade offices in the fast-growing priority markets of Brazil, China and India.
* Russia & Philippines Ratify Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
21 August 2012
The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) announced the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) by Russia and the Philippines.
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* South Korea & Costa Rica Agreed To Explore FTA
22 August 2012, Seoul
South Korea and Costa Rica have agreed to study the possibility of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).

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Uruguay, the 1st to Ratify ILO Domestic Work Convention

14 June 2012, Geneva
Uruguay is the first country to ratify ILO’s standard-setting Convention on Domestic Workers adopted one year ago.
The ILC’s Convention aims to improve the working conditions of worldwide domestic workers.
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ILO Publishes the 2012 Edition of the “World of Work Report”

The “World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy” will be launched on Monday 30 April 2012.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) annual report on the state of labor markets worldwide examines the performance of different countries since the start of the global crisis through the prism of the quantity and quality of jobs.

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