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Occupational Safety and Health
ILO welcomes the development of National Occupational Safety and Health Programme for Nepal
28 April 2023, Kathmandu, Nepal
The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Government of Nepal has taken initiative to develop the first ever National Occupational Safety and Health Programme for Nepal.
A safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental right for every worker
28 April 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the International Labour Organization’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific explains why making safe and healthy working environments a fundamental right for workers matters and what can be done to make this reality.
Indonesia to establish a national team for joint labour inspection in the fishing sector
27 April 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia
The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab continues to support Indonesia in developing and finalizing a Field Guide on Labour Inspection On-Board Fishing Vessels as a tool that will be used by the national team for joint labour inspection in the sector.
Australian Minister visits ILO Migrant Worker Resource Center
26 April 2023, Mae Sot, Thailand
Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Giles MP, met with migrant workers and support providers in the Mae Sot District, Tak Province.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Indonesian trade unions unite to promote safer working environment from digital violence and harassment
25 April 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia
The ILO raises the awareness of Indonesian trade union confederations to be part of the actions to create workplaces that are free from violence and harassment, including online gender-based violence.
The Rana Plaza disaster ten years on: What has changed?
24 April 2023,
Today, the garment industry is safer and the capacity of the Bangladeshi Government to oversee compliance is much stronger. But what challenges remain?
10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy
Occupational safety and health key to achieve social justice, says ILO
24 April 2023, ILO, Geneva
The ILO held a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, in which more than 1,130 workers lost their lives and thousands were injured when a garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 24 April 2013.
Skills development & lifelong learning
TESDA collaborates with ILO to hold meeting on application of XR technology in TVET delivery
19 April 2023, Manila, The Philippines
The meeting aims to present innovative XR-enabled solutions for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) delivery, lifelong learning and skills development.
Australian Ambassador to ASEAN meets migrant workers and support providers in Thailand
18 April 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
A visit to the Migrant Resource Centre, supported by the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, provided an opportunity to speak with migrant workers and the organizations providing support.
Indonesia to develop a road map on care economy
18 April 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia
The ILO supports the collaborative efforts taken by the Government of Indonesia and its developmental partners to develop a road map on care economy to generate new jobs, promote equality and improve the country’s economic growth.