News, articles and statements

2022

  1. News

    Enhancing social dialogues for decent working conditions in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    01 August 2022

    Work in fishing is a hazardous occupation. Labour rights challenges in the fisheries sector such as weak labour inspection, poor occupational safety and health (OSH) and other problems related to working conditions can be improved through social dialogues among relevant parties.

  2. News

    Study of the Impact of Labour Inspection actions on compliance with labour legislation

    15 July 2022

    Based on the ILO Guide on the Harmonization of Labour Inspection Statistics, the ILO conducted a survey of a number of labour inspectorates concerning the indicators and criteria they use to measure the impact of their inspection activity, as well as its effectiveness, efficiency and penetration rate.

  3. © ILO 2022

    Ukraine crisis

    Ukraine works: How Labour Inspectors are supporting employers and workers in Ukraine

    05 July 2022

    With the ILO assistance, the Ukrainian Labour Inspectorate is helping businesses to continue operating despite the hostilities.

  4. Press release

    ILO supports the launch of Indonesia’s first Trade Unions’ Network in the Fishing Sector

    23 June 2022

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme together with the Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) supported the launch of a Trade Unions’ Network in the fishing sector aiming to foster a common voice between trade unions and to reinforce bilateral and tripartite social dialogue in the fishing sector.

  5. News

    Indonesia enhances its dispute prevention mechanism with the newly launch Industrial Relations Risk Mapping Guideline

    20 June 2022

    The ILO continuously supports the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower in strengthening the conditions of industrial relations at the company level with the launch and development of a Guideline on Industrial Relations Risk Mapping.

  6. © Serhi Hudak/AFP/Europress 2022

    Ukraine

    Prevention through information: ILO campaign on Ukrainian railways to prevent labour exploitation among refugees

    12 April 2022

    The ILO and the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine came through with an information campaign on Ukrainian railways that warns people on the move about situations that may lead to labour exploitation.

  7. Labour inspection

    A look into ILO practices promoting effective labour law compliance

    07 April 2022

    New publication offers an overview of the ILO’s LABADMIN/OSH work through projects to ensure labour law compliance across the world

  8. News

    The ILO focuses on coordinated efforts in realizing decent work in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    30 March 2022

    The ILO initiates a coordinated consultation meeting for its fishery sector to strengthen its supports to realize decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  9. Asia-Pacific labour market insights

    E-formalization: A Korean success story

    25 March 2022

    An ILO report Digital solutions and formalization: E-formalization case study on the Republic of Korea highlights the role digitalization has played in Korea’s formalization success story and provides a series of valuable experiences for other countries in the region.

  10. © G. Megevand / ILO 2022

    Labour inspection

    Labour inspections to be strengthened following ILO Governing Body decision

    17 March 2022

    New guidelines on labour inspections will complement existing International Labour Organization Conventions and advance respect for labour rights in the world of work.

  11. Joint WHO/ILO Technical Brief

    Healthy and Safe Telework

    02 February 2022

  12. News

    Guidance on occupational safety and health for domestic workers and employers to prevent and mitigate COVID-19

    21 January 2022

2021

  1. News

    Exploring paths to facilitate technology upskilling by labour administration and inspection institutions

    17 December 2021

  2. Press release

    ILO holds training workshop on Occupational Safety and Health for social partners in Iraq

    27 September 2021

    The workshop aimed to strengthen the role of employers' and workers' organizations in the field of OSH, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. News

    ILO-Ministry of Manpower launch a Guideline for Labour Inspection in Time of Pandemic

    07 September 2021

    The ILO and the Ministry of Manpower jointly develop and launch a Guideline for Labour Inspection in Time of Pandemic to optimize the performance of labour inspectors and to ensure labour compliance as part of the COVID-19 prevention at workplaces.

  4. News

    The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

    03 September 2021

    This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.

  5. International Labour Standards

    Sierra Leone is founding crisis recovery and resilience on international labour standards

    25 August 2021

    Sierra Leone’s historic ratification of 9 ILO instruments was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work Summary Note

    Worldwide events to promote the world day campaign 2021

    01 June 2021

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorated on 28 April 2021 by a Global Virtual Launch event, focused on leveraging the elements of an OSH system as set out in the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187). The World Day received global press and social media coverage from around the world. Furthermore, ILO constituents around the world organized over 40 regional and national social media campaigns, lectures, webinars, virtual dialogues and other various themed events.

  7. Labour administration

    Foundational training equips labour inspectors to promote workplace health, safety and welfare

    30 May 2021

  8. Policy brief

    Preventing and mitigating COVID-19 at work

    19 May 2021

    The ILO and WHO publish a brief providing a literature review on common features of workplaces most affected by the new corona virus and the most effective measures adopted by countries to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 at work. The brief gives practical guidance for national and local authorities as well as employers and workers’ representatives for the implementation of WHO and ILO recommendations to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and manage COVID-19 outbreaks at work in non-healthcare settings.