News, articles and statements

2019

  1. 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.

  2. Occupational Safety and Health

    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.

  3. News

    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.

  4. News

    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.

2018

  1. News

    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.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    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.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    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.

2017

  1. 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.

  2. Article

    World Safe Day 2017: new and innovative partnership launched in Brazil

    25 April 2017

  3. Article

    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).

  4. Article

    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.

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    Article

    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.

  6. Occupational Safety and Health

    Stopping the sparks flying boosts factory safety in Bangladesh

    06 February 2017

    Electrical faults are the leading cause of fires in the Bangladesh garment industry. ILO with the support of the US Department of Labor has helped build capacity of fire inspectors to spot electrical risks.

2016

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    Ukraine

    Reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination at workplace through training for labour inspectors

    14 October 2016

    An ILO training equipped Ukrainian labour inspectors with skills and knowledge to implement awareness-raising and training activities and to provide advisory services to employers and workers.

  2. Occupational safety and health

    Making Chinese factories safer

    24 August 2016

    The ILO SCORE programme helps factories in China improve their record on occupational safety.

  3. Gulf Cooperation Council

    New UAE-ILO programme to set example in developing labour market governance

    23 May 2016

    The ILO and UAE launch a new joint programme to improve labour market information systems and governance in the Gulf State, the first such example of collaboration with the ILO in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

2015

  1. Article

    Global survey analyzes the use of information and communication technologies in labour administration

    06 November 2015

    Evidence discussed within the first GOVERNANCE Working Paper Series suggests that new technologies can significantly strengthen the capacity of governments to enhance compliance with labour laws and regulations. Comparing international practices in this area may present a new avenue for the ILO to provide technical cooperation and advisory services.

  2. Partnerships

    ILO and the Netherlands sign agreement to strengthen labour inspection systems in Pakistan

    02 July 2015

    The partnership will strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.

  3. Rana Plaza, two years on

    Factory inspector, a challenging but honourable job

    22 April 2015

    Since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse there has been a sustained effort to enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Labour Inspectorate. ILO is supporting this process through its Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Amongst the newly recruited inspectors trained by ILO is 27-year-old Farzana Islam.

  4. Labour inspection

    Technology lightens the load for factory inspector

    01 April 2015

    ‘LISA’ App on a tablet makes the job of a labour inspector in Colombo easier and helps monitor cases and ensure compliance with labour laws.