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    Updated standards improve maritime workers' protection

    Day of the Seafarer 2022

    Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years. In June 2022, Member States adopted important amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - which is widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”.

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  • © ILO

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.

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  • South Africa develops its social and solidarity economy

    ILO in Action

    The South African government has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop the social and solidarity economy in the country, with technical support from the ILO. The social and solidarity economy comprises of entities that pursue social, economic, and environmental objectives in the collective interest of their members and users. Chief Technical Adviser, Kerryn Krige explains.

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  • © Kate Holt / Solidarity Center

    Only six per cent of domestic workers have comprehensive social protection

    International Domestic Workers Day

    Domestic workers make an important contribution to society, providing vital care for families and households, but they remain undervalued.

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