Stopping forced labour is the second Global Report issued under the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) new promotional tool, the follow- up to the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The Report looks closely at the myriad forms of forced labour found in the world today and the various responses to them, with the aim of mobilizing greater support for their eradication. It closes by proposing a specific programme of action for discussion and approval by more

Ethiopian police have arrested several top officials and businessmen in the country's current crackdown campaign against corruption, said government officials Wednesday. Among the detained are former defense minister Siye Abraha and former head of the office of regional administration Bitew Belay, they said.

Nominations for the 2002 Reebok Human Rights Award are currently being sought. Please put in your nomination by the June 15, 2001 deadline.
The Reebok Human Rights Award seeks to shine a positive, international light on young human rights activists and to support their work with a $50,000 grant from the Reebok Human Rights Foundation. The Award has honored 64 past recipients in 28 countries. Visit the website for the announcement and application materials for the 2002 Reebok Human more

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has launched an internet-based campaign with Yahoo! and other partners to create public awareness about the urgent need for an accessible AIDS vaccine. The Call for Action petition will be presented during the UN Special Session on HIV/AIDS in New York June 25-27 2001. Sign by June 25.

Three years have passed since the launch of Roll Back Malaria, the global campaign to halve the burden of malaria by 2010, and one year since its high profile African summit in Abuja. The campaign has had two major successes. Firstly, it has built an impressive partnership of the United Nations and development agencies, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, governments, the private sector, researchers, and non-governmental organisations. Secondly, it has raised the visibility of more