News, articles and statements


  1. Labour inspection

    Labour inspection in Europe: fighting undeclared work and trafficking

    12 March 2010

    Europe’s labour inspectors face daunting challenges. They not only try to ensure decent working conditions, but also contribute to the fight against trafficking and undeclared work. ILO Online has set up a series of questions and answers about a new ILO report intended to help experts in EU countries share good practices and develop common policy guidelines for labour inspection and undeclared work.

  2. News

    Development of Training Strategy for Labour Inspectors in India

    09 March 2010

    A national workshop on "Development of Training Strategy for Labour Inspectors in India" took place in New Delhi on 9-10 March, 2010. The participants discussed and agreed on a national and states' training plan of action for labour inspectors. The workshop was organised by LAB/ADMIN in cooperation with the ILO Delhi Office, ITC-ILO and the Indian Training Institute VVGIRI.

  3. News

    “Labour Administration and Policy: Responding to the Economic Crisis”

    02 March 2010

    On March 2, 2010, LAB/ADMIN organized a validation seminar in Prague at the Research Institute of Labour and Social Affairs to present and discuss the main contents of a forthcoming publication edited by Mr Luděk Rychlý and Dr Jason Heyes.

  4. Article

    Flyer:The fundamentals of labour administration

    02 February 2010


  1. News

    Training program on labour inspection

    22 December 2009

    The ILO organized a training program on labour inspection from the 6th to 10th December in Sana’a, within the Norwegian project “Enhancing Labour Inspection Effectiveness”, for 32 participants of the labour and OSH inspectors, the social security inspectors and the social partners. The main topics of the training were the International Labour Standards, the national labour legislation, best practices and procedures of labour inspection, the role of social dialogue in promoting labour standard and occupational safety and health.

  2. News

    National Symposium on labour inspection

    14 December 2009

    The National Symposium was held at the request of the Chinese labour inspection authorities to discuss the main action to be undertaken by Chinese inspectorates to strengthen their labour inspection institutions. It was also an opportunity to discuss further collaboration with the ILO. The meeting was organized by ILO Beijing with LAB/ADMIN collaboration.

  3. News

    Labour Administration and Labour Inspection: future challenges and trends.

    30 November 2009

    Labour Administration/Inspection meeting 30 Nov. - 4 Dec. with the aim of discussing and launching LAB/ADMIN Global Products and activities for the next biennium. The LAB/ADMIN team and different specialists on labour administration and inspection around the world are holding in Madrid (Spain) a high level meeting. As main product, the new ILO Labour Inspection Program elaborated with the ILO/ITC a new training product that will be discussed and validated.

  4. News

    Second conference of regional Alliance of labour inspection of South East Europe, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

    09 November 2009

    Following it's activities to strengthen networking and alliances among labour inspection and labour administration systems, LAB/ADMIN jointly with SRO Budapest office has participated in the above mentioned event. Subjects such as Undeclared work, coordinated labour inspection, risk assessment and occupational accident prevention were discussed and some majors follow up points were concluded. For more information please contact Maria Luz Vega,

  5. News

    Conference “Implementing occupational safety and health standards globally” and IALI – ILO workshop, Dusseldorf

    03 November 2009

    LAB/ADMIN participates in conference –“implementing occupational safety and health standards globally” and IALI – ILO workshop on IALIs role in supporting the Decent Work Agenda with a focus on labour inspection, 3-6 Nov. 2009, Dusseldorf.

  6. News

    Technical workshop on labour inspection and undeclared work

    04 August 2009

    The Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) in collaboration with other Technical Units such as MIGRANT, DECLARATION and the ILO Sub Regional office in Budapest is organising a national technical meeting on labour inspection and undeclared work. This is going to be held in Budapest from the 29 to 30 of October 2009. We would like to invite you to take part in this meeting and to share with your views and your experiences.

  7. News

    IALI newsletter highlights the "Handbook for labour inspectors on forced labour and trafficking"

    24 July 2009

    The handbook, first launched at the IALI Conference in June 2008, is part of ILO support to IALI efforts.

  8. Maritime Labour Convention

    Norway ratifies ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    10 February 2009

    The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Ms. Angell-Hansen, today deposited the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, with the International Labour Organization on behalf of her Government. Norway is the first European country to ratify the Convention.


  1. Questions & Answers

    Questions and answers on Tripartite Expert Meetings on Flag State and Port State inspection guidelines under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    15 September 2008

    More than 300 senior representatives of seafarers and shipowners, along with governments, are to meet in Geneva between 15 and 26 September to discuss guidelines on flag-state and port-state inspection on board of ships under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2006. Below are questions and answers on the importance of the meeting, and how it relates to the Maritime Convention.

  2. Ship Inspections

    Media advisory - ILO to consider new guidelines on ship inspection under 2006 Maritime Labour Convention

    15 September 2008

    More than 300 senior representatives of seafarers and shipowners, along with governments, are to meet here between 15 and 26 September to discuss guidelines on flag-state and port-state inspection on board of ships under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2006.

  3. Statement

    Message by Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office, on the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April 2008

    28 April 2008

    Labour is not a commodity and markets must serve people. Nearly 90 years ago the protection of workers’ lives and health was set out as a key objective in the founding charter of the Organization. Today, rapid technological change and a fast-paced and globalized economy bring new challenges and pressures for all areas of the world of work. Safety and health remain integral elements of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.


  1. Press release

    ILO calls for strengthening labour inspection worldwide

    16 November 2006

    The International Labour Office (ILO) today proposed a new series of measures designed to "reinvigorate", modernize and strengthen labour inspectorates worldwide, in a move to boost the implementation of labour laws on the working conditions that protect the rights of millions of workers worldwide.

  2. Article

    Combating child labour: Lessons from the Turkish labour inspection experience

    07 November 2006

    Over the last two years, more than 4,000 children and youth in three Turkish provinces have been withdrawn or prevented from entering the worst forms of child labour thanks to a labour inspection project launched by the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC). Now, IPEC partners in South Eastern Europe and Central Asia are seeking ways of sharing what they learned more widely.

  3. Article

    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    Unsafe workplaces: Labour inspectors face daunting challenges

    14 June 2006

    Many of the 6,000 deaths that occur daily due to work-related accidents or diseases could be prevented by effective labour inspection. Yet this vital aspect of workplace safety and health is facing a number of challenges, including a lack of training, inappropriate resources and even violence.

  4. Article

    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    Occupational safety and health in Kazakhstan: A model for Central Asia

    13 June 2006

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, working conditions in Kazakhstan deteriorated much the same way as in other former Soviet republics. In the 1990s, more than 3,000 occupational accidents were registered officially each year, causing the death of more than 300 workers.