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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.
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.
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.
Joint WHO/ILO Technical Brief
Healthy and Safe Telework
02 February 2022
Guidance on occupational safety and health for domestic workers and employers to prevent and mitigate COVID-19
21 January 2022
Exploring paths to facilitate technology upskilling by labour administration and inspection institutions
17 December 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foundational training equips labour inspectors to promote workplace health, safety and welfare
30 May 2021
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.
Workers around the world face a global health crisis due to occupational exposure to toxic chemicals
17 May 2021
The ILO publishes a new report highlighting the state of the evidence for chemical exposures and resulting health impacts in the world of work
XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
International Media Festival for Prevention Toronto 2021 Nominees Announcement
10 May 2021
Join us for the announcement of the nominees of the International Media Festival for Prevention IMFP 2021.
International Labour Organisation supports Labour Inspection Office in Georgia to join global campaign of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021
27 April 2021
New partnership between the Government of Norway and the International Labour Organization to improve working conditions in Malawi’s tobacco sector
08 December 2020
This new project is well aligned to the strategic priorities of development cooperation between Norway and Malawi, which include a focus on the agriculture sector and respect for human rights, as well as with Norway’s global development cooperation priorities regarding the elimination of modern slavery and child labour.
COVID-19: EU and ILO join forces to improve labour governance and working conditions in Iraq
23 November 2020
A new project will address a number of labour market challenges imposed by the pandemic, and meet some of the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.
World Children’s Day
Child labour is an affront to our common values
20 November 2020
The universal ratification of the ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour is a positive step for Africa’s children says Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa.
International Conference on Radiation Safety: Improving Radiation Protection in Practice
11 November 2020
The International Conference on Radiation Safety: Improving Radiation Protection in Practice is being convened virtually from 9 to 20 November 2020.