News, articles and statements


  1. Chemical safety

    ILO/UNITAR Webinar on Chemical Safety and World of Work

    21 July 2020

    On Wednesday 15 July more than 100 participants from all over the world joined a webinar organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on Chemical safety in the World of Work: A Global View on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems.

  2. Workers protection at COVID-19 Crisis

    COVID-19 Crisis; The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces

    29 June 2020

    On June 24, 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) hosted the “COVID-19 Crisis; The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces” webinar as part of the Webinar Series 2.0 for Arab Trade Unions.

  3. Mental health and crises

    Harnessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Resilience in the Context of Crises and Vulnerability

    29 June 2020

    On June 25, 2020, the ILO participated in the “Harnessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Resilience in the Context of Crises and Vulnerability” webinar as part of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (ICESCO) “Societies We Want” initiative.

  4. LABADMIN/OSH Branch Global Webinars

    Series of Webinars on the role and action of labour inspection systems in face of the COVID-19 pandemic

    22 June 2020

    In the week of 15 to 19 June, LABADMIN/OSH, jointly with the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI), has organized a series of three webinars on the role and action of the labour inspection systems in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. LABADMIN/OSH Branch Global Webinars

    Global overview of the COVID-19 and the role of labour inspectorates according to ILO standards

    12 June 2020

    The events will gather regional and national institutions to exchange on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour inspectorates and how are these shifting priorities and adapting operations to respond to the new needs of the labour market.

  6. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    The XXII World Congress has been postponed

    15 May 2020

    In light of public health guidance regarding COVID-19, the International Organizing Committee (IOC) has taken the difficult decision to postpone the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to September 19 – 22, 2021.

  7. Fighting undeclared work

    Information campaign of Ukrainian labour inspectors brings 123,000 workers into formal employment in one month

    25 March 2020

    Labour inspectors from the State Labour Service of Ukraine visited more than 184,000 employers in the trade, hotel and restaurant sector between 21 and 30 January, 2020, to inform them about the risks of undeclared work. The news about these visits spread very quickly and triggered the registration of 123,000 workers representing a 26% increase compared to the previous year

  8. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    The deadline for the International Media Festival for Prevention is extended

    04 March 2020

    The IMFP is an integral part of the World Congress and highlights that successful prevention work can be advanced through outstanding creative multimedia initiatives. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the various ways different cultures approach occupational safety and health.

  9. Decent Work in Fishing

    8th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference

    15 January 2020

    The Eighth ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference on the theme “Securing Decent Work in the Fisheries Sector through Labour Inspection in ASEAN” was held from 18-19 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  10. Labour inspection

    Campaign improves law compliance in Dong Nai’s woodwork industry

    12 January 2020

    The 2019 Labour Inspection Campaign included a mix of inspection, training and communication activities which engaged employers and workers in the industry nationwide to raise their awareness of the importance of labour law compliance.


  1. Labour Inspection Conference

    The First Palestinian National Labour Inspection Conference

    11 December 2019

  2. Press release

    Ministerial discussion on Inclusive Industrial Development and Decent Jobs in Global Supply Chains in Ethiopia

    09 December 2019

    The ILO hosted delegates from the German and Ethiopian governments to discuss “Inclusive Industrial Development and Decent Jobs in Global Supply Chains in Ethiopia”

  3. Labour Inspection

    Uzbekistan ratifies the two Governance Conventions on Labour Inspection

    22 November 2019

    Uzbekistan has ratified the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and the Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129)

  4. Interview video

    Ending Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work

    10 November 2019

    At the 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum, the ILO new Convention was presented.

  5. Qatar

    Assessment of the Qatar Labour Inspection System

    01 November 2019

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  7. News

    SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  8. Labour Inspection

    Work has started to develop ILO’s guidelines on Certain Principles on Labour Inspection

    15 October 2019

    LABADMIN/OSH and ITCILO held a three-day meeting to discuss the content of Guidelines on Certain Principles on Labour Inspection in Turin, 7-9 October 2019.

  9. Strategic compliance

    Strategic compliance planning for fishing sector in Indonesia

    14 October 2019

    The multimedia video highlights workshops in North Sulawesi and in Bali aimed to promote decent work in the fishing sector of Indonesia.

  10. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.