1) strengthen labour governance through improvements in labour law enforcement and increased compliance at the workplace, by enhancing national capacities and strengthening labour administration and inspection systems;
2) reduce the number of work-related deaths, injuries and diseases, by creating a culture of prevention and promoting management systems approach to occupational safety and health.
We operate through a network of labour inspection, labour administration and OSH specialists at headquarters and in the field, as well as with project managers at global and country levels. Our support includes assistance in the scoping and design of new development cooperation initiatives, the provision of technical and administrative support and guidance to ongoing projects, as well as the capitalization of experiences and good practice, with a focus on developing countries.
Projects and programmes
1 June 2016 - 1 June 2020
The G7-initiated Vision Zero Fund initiative (VZF) aims to prevent work-related deaths, injuries and diseases in global supply chains.
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2020
The VZF Myanmar project strives to realize the goal of zero work-related fatalities and severe injuries and diseases, by improving occupational safety and health practices and conditions in the garment and agro-food processing supply chains.
19 December 2014 - 18 December 2018
The US Department of Labor-funded SafeYouth@Work project aims to promote the occupational safety and health (OSH) of young workers, with a focus on those aged 15 to 24.
Youth 4 OSH: OSH for Young Workers and Young Employers in Global Supply Chains—Building a Culture of Prevention
1 October 2016 - 31 August 2018
The project seeks to reduce workplace injuries, fatalities, and occupational diseases through increased preventative safety actions by young workers and young employers in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam.
1 January 2015 - 31 December 2017
This project seeks to modernize ILO international networking in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field through strengthening institutional capacities to acquire and use knowledge and information for prevention globally.
1 March 2016 - 31 December 2017
ILO-EU project to improve the knowledge base on safety and health in global supply chains to support G20 work on safer workplaces
22 October 2013 - 30 June 2017
Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme In Bangladesh is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh, implemented by International Labour Organization and funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the UK. The three-and-a-half year initiative focuses on improving RMG factory building safety, workers’ rights and overall working conditions in Bangladesh.
8 November 2013 - 31 January 2017
The Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh project aims to improve fire and building safety in the Ready Made Garment sector by providing support to the Government of Bangladesh to enhance capacity of the enforcing and implementing agencies.
Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Turkey through compliance with International Labour Standards
12 January 2015 - 11 January 2016
The objective of this project is to facilitate the improvement of OSH in Turkey in line with international commitments made, in particular in the areas of mining and construction, in consultation with the tripartite constituents.
15 August 2013 - 30 November 2015
The project contributes to the socio-economic development of Nepal by enhancing the application of International Labour Standards and modernizing occupational safety and health services.