1. Campaign on Social Security and Coverage for All

    Only one in five people in the world has adequate social security coverage. The other four need it too, but somehow must manage without. Governments, employers' and workers' organizations considered that the highest priority should be given to "policies and initiatives that bring social security to those who are not covered by existing systems". At the International Labour Conference in June 2001, they asked the ILO to launch a Global Campaign on Social Security and Coverage for All.

  2. Red Card to Child Labour

    In several sporting disciplines, but especially in football, the red card sanctions faults which are liable to exclusion from the field. In 2002, the ILO and IPEC decided to use the symbol of the red card to raise awareness in preventing, challenging and eliminating child labour.

  3. World day against child labour 2005

    This year World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) called our attention to a form of work that is dangerous to children in every way; child labour in quarrying and mining. It is physically dangerous because of the heavy and awkward loads, the strenuousness of the work, the unstable underground structures, the tools, the toxic chemicals, and the exposure to sun and water.

  4. Brazil adopts the OSH-MS Guidelines

  5. World Day Against Child Labour

    An estimated one million children work in small scale mining and quarrying around the world. These children work in some of the worst conditions imaginable, where they face serious risk of work-related death, injury or chronic illness.

  6. Israel adopts the OSH-MS Guidelines

  7. Argentina adopts the OSH-MS Guidelines

  8. International Women's Day "Women Behind the Camera: Moving into Focus"

    This year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting a round table discussion and a film festival focusing on female film directors.


  1. Ireland adopts the OSH-MS Guidelines


  1. Red Card and Real Madrid

    The Real Madrid football club and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are teaming up to raise a "Red card" to the child labour in its worst forms - a practice that traps one of every eight children - or some 180 million worldwide - in exploitative, often dangerous work.