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Ship inspections for seafarers’ protection: The Maritime Labour Convention at work
03 May 2019
Ship inspections are critical for ensuring compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, and as such, decent living and working conditions for seafarers. Rear Admiral Luigi Giardino of the Italian Coast Guard explains how such inspections are conducted and what their consequences can be.
Radical cuts to labour inspectorates a ‘serious mistake’
23 April 2019
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of the negative consequences of radical reforms to labour inspectorates, in a speech to the conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections of the Commonwealth of the Independent States and Mongolia.
Strengthen protection of workers against radiation in Latin America
12 April 2019
The International Atomic Energy Agency and the ILO jointly convened a regional workshop to strengthen the protection of workers exposed to radiation in their jobs by using a new IAEA/ILO Safety Guide on Occupational Radiation Protection (GSG-7). The workshop was hosted by the Brazilian Government and took place from 11-15 March 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Policy Coherence in Migration Health is promoted
04 April 2019
A side event on Policy Coherence in Migration Health – Towards Shared Responsibility and Partnerships will be organized by the International Organization for Migration on 4 April at the Commission on Population and Development in New York.
Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans for ensuring the right of every worker to safe and fair working conditions developed
29 March 2019
In the frame of the ILO project “Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)”, funded by the EU, the Labour Inspection of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia have signed yesterday, 27 of March, in Tirana, Albania, a memorandum of understanding to develop regional cooperation with the aim of ensuring the right of every worker to safe and fair working conditions, as an essential element of social policy.
ILO hosts international stakeholder workshop on governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste
12 March 2019
On 28 February and 1 March 2019, the ILO hosted a stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, organized by UNITAR and co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.
ILO joins global efforts to prevent exposure to lead
12 March 2019
In March 2019, the ILO joined the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Alliance), a voluntary partnership formed by UN Environment and the World Health Organization to prevent exposure to lead, while promoting the phase-out of paints containing lead.
Indonesia continue to improve its labour inspection in fishing sector
11 March 2019
Fishing sector is considered as one of the important sectors for Indonesia. To ensure labour rights of fishing workforce, Indonesia continue to improve its labour inspection in the fishing sector, with support of the ILO.
XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - The first programme announcement is now available
07 March 2019
The World Congress is a crucial global forum for the exchange of information and opinion by experts in safety and health, representatives of companies and employees, decision-makers from government and public authorities, social partners, and anyone active in the area of occupational safety and health.
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ILO and WHO enhance partnership in monitoring workers’ health
01 March 2019
The ILO and the WHO signed an Agreement on the collaboration for the development of a joint methodology for estimating the work-related burden of disease and injury and preparation of corresponding estimates.
Strategic Compliance Planning Workshop in Laos PDR
20 February 2019
The ILO held a workshop on strategic compliance planning on occupational safety and health (OSH) on 6-8 February 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, supported by a Vision Zero Fund project: Safety and Health in Lao PDR Supply Chains.
Tripartite Strategic Compliance Planning Workshop in Malaysia
14 February 2019
The Malaysia Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) and the ILO organized a tripartite strategic compliance planning workshop for labour regulators in Peninsular Malaysia, funded by USDOL-Labour Law Reform project.
Cambodia Labour Inspection Strategic Compliance Planning
12 December 2018
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) of Cambodia, in collaboration with Better Factories Cambodia and the International Labour Organization organized one and half day workshop on the 6-7 December 2018, aimed to develop and specify the Cambodian inspectorate's interventions in 2019 as part of the MoLVT's 2019-2023 compliance planning exercise.
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Philippines: Enhanced labour inspectorate, strengthened labour law compliance
07 February 2018
Labour inspection is more than just visiting workplaces. With the support of the ILO, the Philippines has been implementing labour inspectorate reforms and developing tools that can make a real difference in the lives of workers and employers.
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Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry
17 January 2018
An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
How data can protect workers’ health and lives
28 April 2017
This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.
World Safe Day 2017: new and innovative partnership launched in Brazil
25 April 2017
ILO: Health and Safety of Workers to Be Firmly Embedded in Sustainable Development Agenda
11 April 2017
“The International Labour Organization seeks to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related injuries and diseases, to ensure that the health and safety of all workers is firmly embedded in the sustainable development agenda, and to support sustainable action on OSH at all levels,” said Nancy Leppink, Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection, and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Participants of All-Russia OSH Week Discuss International Labour Inspection and OSH Challenges and Solutions
10 April 2017
Day one of the All-Russia OSH Week-2017 featured a conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections (RALI) of CIS and Mongolia. The participants discussed their countries' best practices of state supervision and control, including those in the OSH sphere.
New project website - Supporting transition from the informal to formal economy and reducing undeclared work in Greece
23 March 2017
In Greece, undeclared work remains a significant feature of the economy, despite measures taken in recent years to address the issue.