News, articles and statements on labour administration and labour inspection

  1. The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

    03 September 2021

    This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.

  2. Worldwide events to promote the world day campaign 2021

    01 June 2021

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorated on 28 April 2021 by a Global Virtual Launch event, focused on leveraging the elements of an OSH system as set out in the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187). The World Day received global press and social media coverage from around the world. Furthermore, ILO constituents around the world organized over 40 regional and national social media campaigns, lectures, webinars, virtual dialogues and other various themed events.

  3. Preventing and mitigating COVID-19 at work

    19 May 2021

    The ILO and WHO publish a brief providing a literature review on common features of workplaces most affected by the new corona virus and the most effective measures adopted by countries to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 at work. The brief gives practical guidance for national and local authorities as well as employers and workers’ representatives for the implementation of WHO and ILO recommendations to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and manage COVID-19 outbreaks at work in non-healthcare settings.

  4. Workers around the world face a global health crisis due to occupational exposure to toxic chemicals

    17 May 2021

    The ILO publishes a new report highlighting the state of the evidence for chemical exposures and resulting health impacts in the world of work

  5. Saint Lucia ratifies Convention No. 155 and its Protocol

    14 May 2021

  6. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  7. Securing decent work for fishers through an integrated labour inspection system in Bali

    25 July 2019

    The province of Bali, Indonesia has implemented an integrated labour inspection involving key stakeholders to ensure decent work for all aspects of the fishing works, including labour rights of fishers.

  8. Piloting an integrated labour inspection system in the fishing sector in North Sulawesi

    22 July 2019

    The province of North Sulawesi in Indonesia is committed to improve its labour inspection in the fishing sector. With support from the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower, they are now piloting an integrated labour inspection system.

  9. Indonesia continue to improve its labour inspection in fishing sector

    11 March 2019

    Fishing sector is considered as one of the important sectors for Indonesia. To ensure labour rights of fishing workforce, Indonesia continue to improve its labour inspection in the fishing sector, with support of the ILO.

  10. Evaluation and planning meeting of the Arab Centre for Labour Administration

    07 December 2018

    The Governance and Tripartism Department of the ILO attended the evaluation and programming meetings of the Arab Centre for Labour Administration and Employment (ACLAE) held in Tunis on the 4th and 5th December 2018.