News, articles and statements

June 2022

  1. © G7 2022

    G7 Leaders’ Communiqué

    ILO welcomes commitments in G7 leaders’ communiqué

    29 June 2022

    New commitments by the G7 Leaders, covering gender equality, tackling inflation, climate change, and support for a just transition to a sustainable and inclusive future, have been welcomed by the ILO.

  2. © Virginia Guard Public Affairs 2022

    Occupational safety and health

    ILO adopts new guidelines on biological hazards in the world of work

    29 June 2022

    Groundbreaking new guidelines on handling biological hazards in the workplace have been agreed by experts meeting in Geneva.

  3. G7 Summit

    ILO Director-General warns G7 Summit on great divergence

    27 June 2022

    In his statement to the G7 Summit in Germany, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says pandemic and conflict have widened divergence between industrialized and developing countries. Raises concern over inequalities within countries, including gender gaps.

  4. Article

    Building a safe business

    27 June 2022

  5. Social protection

    Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector

    21 June 2022

    A transformative approach towards an employment injury scheme for all.

  6. © M. Crozet / ILO/OIT 2022

    Press release

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    21 June 2022

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.

  7. © ILO 2022

    110th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference closes with “remarkable harvest of achievements”

    11 June 2022

    The Director-General told delegates that the 110th International Labour Conference had made history with its work on safety and health, apprenticeships, and labour standards, among other areas.

  8. © ILO 2022

    110th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference adds safety and health to Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    10 June 2022

    The landmark decision means that all ILO Member States commit to respect and promote the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment, whether or not they have ratified the relevant Conventions.

  9. Press release

    ILO statement on BM Container Depot incident

    06 June 2022

May 2022

  1. Video

    Occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work?

    30 May 2022

    Three things we need to know about the ILO discussion on occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work during the International labour Conference.

  2. © BMAS 2022

    G7 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    ILO welcomes G7 call to make a just transition to a green economy happen

    24 May 2022

    At the end of their meeting the G7 Labour Ministers highlighted the urgent need to greater focus on rights and occupational safety and health.

  3. G7 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    Intervention by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on “Improving Occupational Health and Safety”

    24 May 2022

  4. © ILO 2022

    Voices

    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    20 May 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.

  5. International labour standards

    ILO-IPDN collaborate to improve understanding of labour issues for education personnel and students

    19 May 2022

    The ILO collaborates with the Institute of Home Affairs Governance (IPDN) to increase the understanding and strengthen the curriculum for educators and students on international labour standards.

  6. © USAID 2022

    Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All

    Incentivizing collaboration towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals

    19 May 2022

    Progress on achieving the health-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is lagging, and greater multilateral collaboration, as spelt out in the SDG3 Global Action Plan, is needed, according to a new report.

  7. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Can big data help us understand the future of work?

    19 May 2022

    This podcast investigates the possibilities of using big data to analyse ongoing work trends in both developed and developing economies as a means of anticipating future work needs. It features Tony Bonen, Acting Executive Director of Canada’s Labour Market Information Council in Ottawa, and Matthieu Charpe, Senior Economist at the ILO’s Employment Policy Department.

  8. Video

    New water system promotes peace, decent work in Maguindanao

    17 May 2022

    Women and former combatants from Datu Piang, Maguindanao built a water system that will benefit 95 households. The ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project trained and engaged local communities as workers to build a water system, which contributed to providing jobs and promoting peace in the Bangsamoro region.

  9. Video

    Former combatants partner for safe water, peace in Mindanao

    17 May 2022

    Former combatants trained as construction workers built a level II water system with 22 tap stands under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro region. More than a thousand households and a nearby school with hundred of children gain access to safe and clean water.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

  11. Press release

    ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.