Promotional materials


  1. Publication

    Emerging risks and new patterns of prevention in a changing world of work

    28 April 2010

    The booklet calls for the design and development of innovative national and regional strategies and programmes, emphasizing the roles of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, safety and health practitioners and other stakeholders. It also recognizes ILO’s responsibility in spreading a preventive culture, through its standards and technical know-how, looking forward to a joint effort in reducing work-related fatalities, accidents and diseases.

  2. Publication

    ILO List of Occupational Diseases (revised 2010)

    25 March 2010

    This new list of occupational diseases reflects the state-of-the-art development in the identification and recognition of occupational diseases in the world of today. It indicates clearly where prevention and protection should take place. This ILO list represents the latest worldwide consensus on diseases which are internationally accepted as caused by work. This list can serve as a model for the establishment, review and revision of national lists of occupational diseases. The world’s working population and their families will benefit from this new list.

  3. Video

    WIND of Change

    05 February 2010

    More than one billion people worldwide earn their income from agriculture, working steadily to increase productivity and their standard of living. But farming brings risks that can undermine or even eliminate the gains hard won in the fields. From manual labour to machines, dangerous chemicals and unsanitary workplaces: farming families struggle with dangers at work and at home every day, but there's a WIND of change coming, as ILO TV reports.

  4. Publication

    Employment injury benefits: Occupational accident and disease insurance systems

    01 January 2010


  1. Video

    Public Private Partnerships for Decent Work

    16 November 2009

    The ILO works with companies and foundations to tackle important global labour market issues; to support sustainable enterprises and entrepreneurs; to enhance value in supply chains; to promote social protection; and to resolve specific problems in the world of work. This film shows examples of ILO partnerships with FIFA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Michelin, the Haitian garment industry, and the supermarket chain Superspar.

  2. Publication

    Selling Ships for Recycling

    01 October 2009

    Guidelines on Transitional Measures for Shipowners

  3. Video

    Never Abandon, Never Give Up

    22 July 2009

    The ILO project has developed a range of behaviour change communication materials including a short, Charlie Chaplin style film to encourage stigma reduction and condom promotion. The film "Never Abandon, Never Give Up" stars leading Chinese actor Wang Baoqiang, himself a former migrant construction worker in Beijing. The film tells the story of a famous actor who visits his "hometown fellow" who has HIV and is facing isolation from his coworkers.

  4. Video

    Video message of Dr Sameera Al-Tuwaijri on the 5th edition of the Encyclopaedia

    21 May 2009

  5. Video

    Building a Safety and Health Culture in India’s Construction Sector

    18 May 2009

    In India’s construction sites, women are doing much of the unskilled heavy work. Effective training can give them a chance to overcome dangerous work practices and provide opportunities to secure skilled, better paying jobs that improve the quality of their lives.

  6. Publication

    Health and life at work: A basic human right

    28 April 2009

    “Everyone has the right to life, to work... to just and favourable conditions of work... Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family...” (From the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, UN, 1948).

  7. Interview

    In the face of economic crisis, safe and healthy workplaces more important than ever

    28 April 2009

    The financial and economic crisis is putting added pressure on safety and health at the workplace, but as Sameera Al Tujairi, Director of the ILO's Safety and Health at the Workplace program (SafeWork) explains, now is the time to be even more vigilant about workplace safety.

  8. Video

    Video message of Dr Sameera Al-Tuwaijri, Director of SafeWork on the World Day 2009

    28 April 2009

  9. Video

    When Community Clean-up Generates Livelihoods for Women

    06 February 2009

    “Green jobs” not only clean up the earth’s fragile environment, they can also provide innovative new ways to build sustainable jobs. A good example can be found in Burkina Faso, where recycling waste is generating new livelihoods for women.


  1. Occupational Safety and Health

    Fair WIND for Safety in Kyrgyzstan

    17 December 2008

    An ILO occupational safety and health training program for farmers and other agricultural workers in Kyrgyzstan has become a starting point for a broader political process of social dialogue between workers, employers and government.

  2. World Day for Decent Work

    Statement by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of World Day for Decent Work

    01 October 2008

    "Hard won rights at work must be at the heart of the 21st century struggles for social justice and a fair globalization," says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.

  3. Video

    Message from Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the Occasion of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    01 July 2008

  4. Publication

    My life, my work, my safe work - Managing risk in the work environment

    28 April 2008

    Despite the positive efforts to reduce accidents and ill health, injuries and diseases are still all too common in the world of work today. This publication describes some basic steps for managing risks in the workplace.

  5. Video

    Luxembourg Ratifies 20 ILO Conventions and Protocols - Signing Ceremony

    08 April 2008

    Jean Feyder, Permanent Representative of the Great Duchy of Luxembourg to the United Nations, delivered 20 instruments of ratification today to the ILO. Many of the 18 ILO conventions and two protocols ratified by Luxembourg's parliament are concerned with occupational safety and health. Speaking at the signing ceremony with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director of the ILO's International Labour Standards Department, H.E. Jean Feyder said the ILO is a “very important actor in the balancing of globalization into a more human globalization”.

  6. Video

    Why does the world need a new, on-line edition of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety?

    01 January 2008

    Twelve years after publishing the 4th edition of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, an updated, on-line version is being prepared.


  1. Video

    Burkina Faso: Protecting the Environment by Profiting from Garbage

    09 October 2007

    Burkina Faso’s first plastic recycling centre is paving the way for a new kind of development project. It provides a money earner to the poor while tackling environmental pollution. Local industry also benefits – the recycled plastic granules cost half the price of importing new plastic from abroad.