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Media advisory

ILO to launch new report on work-related heat stress

Media advisory | 28 June 2019
GENEVA (ILO News) – A new report on heat stress resulting from global warming, which predicts significant productivity, job and economic losses, will be launched on Monday 1st July by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The new report, Working on a warmer planet: The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent work, draws on climate, employment and physiological data and presents estimates of the current and projected productivity losses at national, regional and global levels.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report and associated media materials can be made available to journalists upon request from Friday 28 June, by contacting

EMBARGO: The report and all associated materials are under strict embargo until Monday 1 July 2019 at 12.00 CET (10.00 GMT).

For UNOG-accredited correspondents: There will be a press briefing on the report at 10.00 CET on Monday 1 July 2019 in Press Room I at the Palais des Nations.

For further information and to arrange media interviews, please contact the ILO Department of Communication:, +4122/799-7912. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line can also be booked for broadcast interviews by contacting the Radio and TV Unit:, +4122/799-7935.