News, articles and statements

2024

  1. News

    ILO and BRIN kick off a joint survey on decent work in marine fishing in Indonesia

    15 January 2024

    To support more efficient policies and interventions that better protect Indonesian fishers from forced labour, the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) conducts a joint survey on fishers’ working conditions in Indonesia.

2023

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    Inland waterways sector

    New conclusions and recommendations pave the way to decent work in the inland waterways sector

    06 December 2023

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives agreed on concrete measures to improve the living and working conditions of inland water transport workers and establish a level-playing field in the sector.

  2. News

    Upskilling mediation and arbitration professional in Greece

    15 November 2023

  3. Labour inspection

    Indonesia strengthens joint labour inspection system in fishing sector with guidance tool

    09 November 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme supports the effort to strengthen joint labour inspection system in fishing sector between the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF).

  4. News

    Key labour actors of Timor-Leste review the progress of its DWCP Programme

    31 October 2023

    The ILO and key labour actors jointly review the progresses, challenges, and ways forward of Timor-Leste Decent Work Country (DWCP) Programme 2022-2025.

  5. International Labour Standards

    Congo ratified seven ILO Conventions, including one Fundamental and one Governance Convention

    26 October 2023

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    International Labour Standards

    North Macedonia ratifies the Labour Statistics Convention and the Violence and Harassment Convention

    23 October 2023

    North Macedonia becomes the 52nd ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 160, and the 35th to ratify Convention No. 190.

  7. News

    Timor-Leste and Indonesia collaborate to improve Timorese labour inspectors on violence and harassment at work

    29 September 2023

    The ILO training, with support from the Indonesian labour inspectors, strengthens the capacity of Timorese labour inspectors and mediators on the prevention and handling violence and harassment at work. The training concludes with the recommendation to ratify the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment.

  8. International Labour Standards

    Papua New Guinea ratifies ILO Conventions on labour inspection, tripartite consultation and violence and harassment in the workplace

    27 September 2023

    Papua New Guinea has now ratified 26 Conventions including eight fundamental conventions.

  9. Press release

    Ensuring a workplace free of violence and sexual harassment, Minister of Manpower-ILO launch new guidelines for labour inspection

    25 September 2023

    Supported by the ILO, this guide equips labour inspectors with the necessary knowledge to identify gender-related biases and violations.

  10. News

    ILO teams up with University of Diponegoro in a bid to combat forced labour in the fishing industry

    05 September 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has embarked on a joint venture with the University of Diponegoro to bolster the battle against forced labour in the fishing sector.

  11. Press release

    ILO supports Indonesia’s joint labour inspection in the fishing sector to prevent forced labour at sea

    05 July 2023

    The ILO through its 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has supported Indonesia to improve working conditions of fishers and prevent forced labour through the establishment of joint labour inspection system and strengthened coordination between labour and fisheries inspectors.

  12. Our impact, their voices

    An Indonesian student warns her community of the risks of forced labour at sea

    28 June 2023

    The communications trainings of the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme have inspired a 20-year-old communications student to campaign about labour rights of fishers in her fishing community to break the longstanding myth about working at sea.

  13. Article

    Enhancing decent employment in Kenya through effective labour inspection

    19 June 2023

    The rights of employees, prevention of abuses at workplaces, and the promotion of economic and social development are some of the positive results of effective labour inspection. In Kenya, labour inspection helps in the achievement of a successful labour market because, through it, labour law violations are minimized.

  14. Press release

    Province of Central Java to establish a Joint Inspection Team for Labour Norms in fisheries sector

    29 May 2023

    The Joint Inspection Team will enhance the fishing industry and provide the better protection for workers in the fishing sector, particularly those who work on board fishing vessels.

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    News

    ILO welcomes the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers

    19 May 2023

    The issuance of the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers is in line with ILO’s work in Indonesia to strengthen and support the realization of decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  16. Webinar on 25 May 2023

    Webinar on the effective governance of occupational safety and health through labour administration; models and options

    15 May 2023

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    Aviation sector

    New recommendations call for human-centered approach in the aviation sector

    05 May 2023

    Delegates from governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations have adopted new recommendations to promote decent work and ensure the sustainability of the aviation sector.

  18. News

    Indonesia to establish a national team for joint labour inspection in the fishing sector

    27 April 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab continues to support Indonesia in developing and finalizing a Field Guide on Labour Inspection On-Board Fishing Vessels as a tool that will be used by the national team for joint labour inspection in the sector.

  19. News

    ILO and Indonesia’s Diponegoro University raise awareness of forced labour in the fishing sector

    07 April 2023

    The ILO's 8.7 Accelerator Lab in Indonesia collaborates with the Faculty of Economics and Business, Dipenogoro University (FEB Undip) to promote the inclusion of labour rights in business school education.