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  1. Unchartered waters: ILO signs MoU with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea

    15 November 2022

    The ILO joins forces with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) through a Memorandum of Understanding focused on the need to promote decent work and the elimination of forced labour in the fishing industry.

  2. ILO Training in occupational safety and health for the fisheries industry in Namibia

    14 November 2022

    The training on occupational safety and health provisions on fishing vessels aimed to equip participants with knowledge on the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006).

  3. ILO launches a new report on decent work for a fair, resilient, and sustainable textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar

    14 November 2022

    A new report, launched in November 2022 in presence of ILO tripartite constituents and other key stakeholders of the sustainable textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar, offers insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and the measures and policies needed to increase productivity and ensure decent work.

  4. Unions must work together and find ways to organize new forms of work

    26 September 2022

    Trade unions need to strengthen their unity, attract more young people and organize workers in the digital economy, according to a new report.

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    Workers in rural areas face severe decent work deficits

    07 July 2022

    About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas where they face governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems, limited access to public services and inadequate social protection coverage.

  6. Indonesian trade unions enhance their capacity to promote collective bargaining and dispute resolution in palm oil sector

    27 June 2022

    The ILO through its Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector project enhances the capacity of trainers and branch leaders of the national trade union confederations and their federations to improve conditions of work and promote social dialogue for dispute resolution.

  7. ILO adopts a revised code of practice on safety and health in construction

    01 March 2022

    More than 229 million construction workers may benefit from the new code, particularly in countries where construction is contributing to the post-COVID-19 recovery.

  8. Joint statement urging continued collaboration to address the crew change crisis, safeguard seafarer health and safety, and avoid supply chain disruptions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

    28 February 2022

  9. Digitally and financially empowered MSMEs in Uruguay – Lesson learnt from a successful collaboration with ANDE during the COVID-19 pandemic

    25 February 2022

    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the main sources of employment worldwide. However, access to adequate financial services is a key challenge to their development. The ILO believes that financial education is one path to support MSMEs. Our collaboration with ANDE aims to strengthen the financial knowledge and capacities of entrepreneurs in Uruguay.

  10. Kenya ratifies key international labour standards for fishers and seafarers

    21 February 2022

    The Government of Kenya has ratified two international labour standards that will promote decent work for the country’s seafarers and fishers. It has also submitted notification of acceptance of amendments to a third, already ratified, maritime labour Convention.