Posts Tagged International Labour Organization (ILO)
More Trade News in Brief – Week 35 (20 – 26 August 2012)
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in E-commerce & Digital Markets, Globalization Challenges, International Trading, More Trade News in Brief, Trade Agreements on August 25, 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. Read more here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————– * 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).
Uruguay, the 1st to Ratify ILO Domestic Work Convention
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in International Standards & Norms, Labour & Employment, Population & Human Rights on June 16, 2012
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. More here.
ILO Publishes the 2012 Edition of the “World of Work Report”
Posted by Bogdan Marius Beleuz in Labour & Employment, Trade & Development on April 29, 2012
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.