Promotional materials

2008

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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”.

  5. 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.

2007

  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.

  2. Video

    Adoption of the new fishing convention

    14 June 2007

    Innovative new labour standards designed to improve the conditions for roughly 30 million men and women working in the fishing sector worldwide were adopted today at the 96th annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. Video

    Tackling Child Labour in Agriculture

    12 June 2007

    Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where by far the largest number of working children can be found - an estimated 70 per cent, of whom 132 million are girls and boys aged 5-14. These children are helping to produce the food and beverages we consume. Their labour is used for crops such as cereals, cocoa, coffee, fruit, sugar, palm oil, rice, tea, tobacco and vegetables. They also work in livestock raising and herding, and in the production of other agricultural materials such as cotton and cottonseed.

  4. Video

    Rebuilding Baphuon Temple in Angkor, Cambodia

    05 February 2007

    Tourists will soon be able to visit one of Angkor’s greatest treasures: the 11th century Baphuon temple. Now the temple is the centre of a huge archaeological reconstruction effort. Safety training means today’s Khmer construction workers are reclaiming this piece of their heritage without the dangers their ancestors faced.

  5. Video

    Bulgaria: Joining the European Union

    12 January 2007

    As Bulgaria joins the European Union, it must enforce tougher safety and health standards. To avoid having to pay out big compensation benefits, Bulgarian employers are looking more towards preventing accidents before they happen by setting up a safety and health monitoring service. ILO TV explains:

  6. Publication

    Reduce risks - cut costs!

    01 January 2007

    Nowadays, it is economical for every enterprise to abide by the labour legislation and keep a high level of occupational safety and health as it allows to save funds.

2006

  1. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 3)

    12 October 2006

    Frans Roselaers describes the risk of violence that legally working young people face and how children can protect themselves against violence in the workplace. (Part 3 of 3 videos)

  2. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 2)

    12 October 2006

    Child labourers face the risk of violence in work where they are hidden from view, such as domestic work, or in illegal situations, says Frans Roselaers. (Part 2 of 3 videos.)

  3. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 1)

    12 October 2006

    Frans Roselaers, Director of the ILO's Department of Partnerships and Development Cooperation, talks about the global challenge to raise awareness about violence against working children. (Part 1 of 3 videos)

  4. Video

    France: Food at Work

    23 March 2006

    Rising levels of obesity in France and other Western countries, means a less healthy, less productive workforce. But at the Peugeot-Citroen factory in Rennes, France, downsizing the workforce has taken on a very different and healthier meaning. ILO TV explains.

  5. Publication

    Outline for a National Programme for the Elimination of Silicosis (NPES)

    01 January 2006

2005

  1. Video

    MAKING A LIVING UNDER THE SUN IN KENYA

    29 June 2005

    More than 90 per cent of all jobs created in Africa are in the informal sector, many of them in small open-air workshops. In Kenya, this kind of business is known as jua kali, or “fierce sun” and now well-established employers are working together with the ILO to link up with the informal sector to raise quality and working conditions.

  2. Video

    Children Exploited in Mongolian Gold Rush

    27 June 2005

    Many of those working in makeshift Mongolian gold mines are children whose families seek a way out of poverty. The ILO is trying to remove these children from one of the most hazardous jobs in the world.

  3. Video

    PERU: CHILD LABOUR IN GOLD MINES

    23 June 2005

    In Peru, up to 50 000 children work as gold miners in small-scale mines, braving dangerous conditions and constantly at risk from accidents. In Santa Filomena, the International Labour Organization is working together with a local group to put an end to child labour.

  4. Publication

    C 81 Labour Inspection Convention and C 129 Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention

    01 January 2005