April 15, 2021

ILO ready to face world of work challenges resulting from crisis, labour migration and green transition

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GENEVA (ILO News) – The 106th International Labour Conference (ILC) closed following two weeks of deliberations on key world of work issues, including the promotion of peace and stability in countries emerging from conflict, strengthening labour migration governance and greening the economy. The International Labour Conference adopted a new landmark standard, the Employment and Decent […]

Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of humpback whales

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By Mallory Locklear From New Scientist In a mysterious change to their normal behaviour, humpback whales are forming massive groups of up to 200 animals. Humpbacks aren’t normally considered to be terribly social. They are mostly found alone, in pairs, or sometimes in small groups that disband quickly. But research crews have spotted strange new […]

Female shark learns to reproduce without males after years alone

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By Alice Klein Who needs men? A female shark separated from her long-term mate has developed the ability to have babies on her own. Leonie the zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) met her male partner at an aquarium in Townsville, Australia, in 1999. They had more than two dozen offspring together before he was moved to […]

ILO sets course to promote decent work in global supply chains, in transition from conflict and crisis and in making poverty history by 2030

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GENEVA (ILO News) – The 105th International Labour Conference (ILC)  closed following two weeks of deliberations on key world of work issues, including decent work in global supply chains, employment for the transition to peace, maritime labour issues and basic labour rights. “We worked out what needs to be done to ensure that the ever […]

International Labour Conference will hold a World of Work Summit to discuss how to shape the future of work for youth on 9 June 2016

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06 June 2016 GENEVA – This year’s International Labour Conference will hold a World of Work Summit on Thursday, 9 June to discuss how to shape the future of work for youth. It will inform participants on the Global Youth Initiative , a unique partnership with governments, the UN system, businesses, academic institutions, youth organizations […]

Nothing to hide?

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From New Scientist If Google has nothing to hide about NHS data, why so secretive? Google’s subsidiary DeepMind could use our health data to diagnose disease sooner. If it was more open, we might be happier to let it go ahead THERE is an apocryphal story in technology circles: Google and Facebook could do things […]