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More than 3,000 government, worker and employer leaders are meeting in Geneva to discuss a wide range of issues including rural poverty reduction, the latest developments in labour rights and enhancing skills development. The Conference will also consider the strategic challenges faced in obtaining decent work, and will host a...
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), will launch the joint website “Food, Agriculture & Decent Work” ( www.fao-ilo.org ) on the occasion of the International Labour Conference’s 97th Session, 28 May - 13 June 2008. “Food, Agriculture and Decent Work” is...
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The upcoming High-Level Conference on World Food Security, to take place next week in Rome (3-5 June), offers a historic chance to re-launch the fight against hunger and poverty and boost agricultural production in developing countries, FAO said today. In a key policy document specially prepared for the Summit, FAO...
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In a recent letter addressed to Jacques Diouf, Director General of the FAO, the Director General of ILO Juan Somavia highlighted the complementary priorities of the two organizations in promoting food security and expressed ILO’s interest in supporting recent efforts by FAO on the topic. The ILO’s Decent Work Agenda,...
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Within the framework of a technical cooperation partnership in post-crisis response and recovery, ILO and FAO hold an event on Planning for Livelihood Recovery on Thursday 7th June 2007 at the Centre International des Conférences de Genève (CICG). This event forms part of a broader three-day conference launching the Global Platform for...
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A second inter-agency meeting addressing the Development of Policy Coherence on Child Labour in Agriculture was held at FAO on 5th September 2005, following the first consultation organised by the ILO in Geneva in May 2006. FAO, IFAD, IFAP, ILO, IPGRI/CGIAR and IUF were represented at this meeting which aimed to...
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The new FAO project Rural youth migration, social protection and sustainable value chains in Kenya, funded by the Italian Development Cooperation, aims to boost employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for rural youth along selected value chains. The final objective is to provide alternatives to migration, while also strengthening links with existing...
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