Publications & technical tools
24 April 2018
The informal economy comprises more than half of the global labour force and more than 90% of micro and small enterprises worldwide. It encompasses a huge diversity of situations, employers and workers, most of them operating out of survival needs, especially in industrializing countries. In these countries, the protection provided by regulatory systems may not apply in law or in practice to informal economic units and workers therein; the scarce resources of enforcement agencies along with the particular challenges related to the informal economy may also lead governments to concentrate their efforts in formal enterprises. To address these challenges, the ILO, together with labour inspectorates from selected African Member States, developed and piloted a simple and effective process to address fundamental labour rights and occupational safety and health deficits through labour inspection as presented in this guide.
29 November 2017
Online toolkit of resources to support member States in ratifying up-to-date standards on OSH in construction and mining
29 March 2019
The Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) was established in 2015 to review the ILO’s international labour standards. Through this body, the ILO’s tripartite constituents aim to ensure that the Organization’s body of standards is robust and responsive to the constantly changing patterns of the world of work, for the purpose of the protection of workers and taking into account the needs of sustainable enterprises.
14 March 2018
Strategic Compliance, Labour Inspection, LABADMIN/OSH
20 September 2019
The multimedia video highlights workshops in North Sulawesi and in Bali aimed to promote decent work in the fishing sector of Indonesia.
01 June 2019
Aiming to raise awareness amongst workers of the risks of heat stress and employers on the need to develop heat stress mitigation plans, the ILO Project Office for the State of Qatar, in collaboration with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA), produced the smple videos.