News, articles and statements

February 2024

  1. © ILO 2024

    Occupational safety and health in fishing sector

    First aid skills offer a lifeline to fishers at sea

    22 February 2024

    ILO's EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme is collaborating with NGO Stella Maris to give fishers in Thai fleet life-saving skills for safer maritime journeys.

  2. © Victor Libuku / ILO 2024

    Fishing sector

    New guidelines on medical examination of fishers adopted by the International Labour Organization and International Maritime Organization

    22 February 2024

    The crew of fishing vessels need to be medically fit for their physically demanding work. New medical examination guidelines will improve and standardize these examinations, leading to improved health and safety in the fishing sector.

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    My work with earthquake survivors in Türkiye gives me purpose

    06 February 2024

    When multiple earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, Jin Dawod set to work matching survivors with therapists through her platform Peace Therapist. A Syrian refugee living in Türkiye, she knows first-hand how critical psycho-social support is to help people recover from trauma.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    After the earthquake: ILO projects contribute to recovery in Syria

    06 February 2024

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is helping communities in the city of Aleppo to rebuild after the earthquake in 2023.

  5. Press release

    Japan to support employment-intensive recovery in the earthquake-hit areas in Aleppo, Syria

    01 February 2024

January 2024

  1. News

    ILO discusses ways to tackle mental health issues at work

    31 January 2024

    At a High-level conference on mental health and work organized by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the ILO discussed how mental health at work can be fostered and briefed participants about the latest developments in this area.

  2. © S. Gombert / Cultura Creative 2024

    Occupational Safety and Health

    OSH measures key to prevent violence and harassment in the world of work, says ILO report

    22 January 2024

    A new ILO report emphasizes using Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) frameworks to address the root causes of violence and harassment and to encourage collective action for better work environments.

  3. Statement

    Statement by the ILO on fireworks factory explosion in Thailand

    19 January 2024

    Death of workers highlights the need for greater focus on preventative occupational safety and health.

  4. News

    ILO and BRIN kick off a joint survey on decent work in marine fishing in Indonesia

    15 January 2024

    To support more efficient policies and interventions that better protect Indonesian fishers from forced labour, the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) conducts a joint survey on fishers’ working conditions in Indonesia.

  5. News

    Gender-sensitive labour inspectors promote a workplace free from violence and harassment

    04 January 2024

    ILO training helps Indonesian labour inspectors to be more gender sensitive and to implement the new labour inspection guideline to prevent and handle discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence in the workplace.

December 2023

  1. News

    Employers’ and workers’ organization of Timor-Leste signed a Joint Commitment to Eradicate Workplace Violence and Harassment

    15 December 2023

    Both employers’ and workers’ organizations, with support from the ILO, are committed to create a working environment that is free from violence and harassment in Timor-Leste.

  2. International Migrants Day

    Winners of 2023 ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration announced

    14 December 2023

    The winning entries are examples of balanced and ethical reporting on migrant workers and labour migration that also help to address stereotypes and misconceptions.

  3. © ILO 2024

    Occupational Safety and Health

    Ukraine ratifies the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170)

    07 December 2023

    Ukraine is the 24th country to have ratified Convention NO. 170

  4. Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    ILO publishes handbook to assess the realization of the five fundamental principles and rights at work in the workplace

    04 December 2023

    The ILO developed a research methodology that, for the first time, addresses under a combined framework the five fundamental principles and rights at work

  5. News

    ILO COOP participates in a #CoffeePeople webinar on Occupational Safety and Health through Cooperatives

    01 December 2023

    ILO COOP unit joined the ILO’s LABADMIN/OSH Branch to talk about the relevance of cooperatives in promoting occupational safety and health in the coffee supply chain.

November 2023

  1. 16 Days of Activism

    ILO supports the deliberation of law on violence and harassment in the world of work in Timor-Leste

    29 November 2023

    The government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO’s Spotlight Initiative project in Timor-Leste, is in the process of finalizing the drafting law on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  2. 16 Days of Activism

    ILO joins forces with Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation to end violence against women

    27 November 2023

    The Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation (KSTL), with support from the ILO Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste, has been actively promoted the elimination of violence against women at both community and company levels.

  3. © JD Ligier / USDA 2024

    Occupational safety and health

    Nearly 3 million people die of work-related accidents and diseases

    26 November 2023

    The ILO also estimates that 395 million workers worldwide sustained non-fatal work injuries.

  4. 16 Days of Activism

    Timor-Leste’s internationally certified trainers are ready to boost women entrepreneurship in the country

    25 November 2023

    The Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED) certificate are awarded to four trainers, with support from the ILO, certifying them as the ILO’s Gender and Entrepreneurship Together (GET Ahead) trainer.

  5. Article

    Rehabilitating Dreams: The Human Voices behind Aleppo's School Rehabilitation Project

    24 November 2023

    In the heart of Aleppo, amidst the rubble left by earthquakes, a beacon of hope emerged through the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s project to rehabilitate and revive three schools in Aleppo.