News

April 2016

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Work-related stress: What impact in the public services?

    28 April 2016

    In the following interview, the General Secretary of Public Services International (PSI), Rosa Pavanelli, explains how workers in the public services are affected by stress. She also underlines the role of trade unions to support workers against stress and how they can work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to prevent and manage work-related stress.

  2. © infradept 2016

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Why workplace stress is a collective challenge and what to do about it

    27 April 2016

    As the world marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Valentina Forastieri Senior Specialist, Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Well-being for the ILO, outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

  3. Working visit

    Côte d’Ivoire and the ILO to step up cooperation in the fight against child labour

    25 April 2016

    Redoubling efforts to eliminate child labour in Côte d’Ivoire by 2025.

  4. © UN Photo/R.Bajornas 2016

    Paris Agreement on climate change

    Accelerated action on climate change receives overwhelming global support

    22 April 2016

    The far-reaching Paris Agreement on climate change was signed at the United Nations by 175 countries ushering in an era of unprecedented action to protect the environment, slash greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

  5. Russian Federation Health and Safety Week

    ILO calls for strengthened investment in workers’ safety and health

    20 April 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights the need to scale up prevention to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and fight the HIV epidemic.

  6. Future of Jobs

    ILO Director-General holds talks with Trinidad and Tobago Government, Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations on the current employment situation

    18 April 2016

    The DG identified a set of “instruments” which should be put in place to ensure that the transition to new jobs is easier and that security for workers is provided.

  7. Press release

    ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, to visit Trinidad and Tobago

    13 April 2016

    Meeting with Dr the Honourable Keith Christopher Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the agenda.

  8. Promoting Safe Migration from Pakistan

    Pakistan’s first Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

    12 April 2016

    The momentous occasion of the official opening of the Pakistan’s first ever Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), was held on the 12th of April 2016 in the presence of the representatives from government departments, civil society, INGOs, NGOs and media. Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has established this centre in collaboration with the ILO, EU and ICMPD.

  9. Trade union rights

    ILO Director-General expresses concern over freedom of association in Egypt

    08 April 2016

    “I wish to stress that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the application of the international labour Conventions on freedom of association that it has freely ratified and which must be respected by all state authorities,” said Guy Ryder in a letter to the Egyptian President.

  10. Blog

    Healthcare workers care for us, but who’s caring for them?

    07 April 2016

    China is home to more than one in 10 healthcare workers worldwide. Inadequate occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness and policy expose healthcare workers to high risk of workplace accidents and illnesses, including HIV and AIDS.