News, articles and statements

January 2020

  1. ILO100 in Viet Nam

    “100 days without accidents” builds up momentum for work safety

    17 January 2020

    A campaign promotes the links between work safety and productivity in the woodwork and supporting industries in Viet Nam.

  2. Decent Work in Fishing

    8th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference

    15 January 2020

    The Eighth ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference on the theme “Securing Decent Work in the Fisheries Sector through Labour Inspection in ASEAN” was held from 18-19 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  3. Press release

    State of Qatar, Sweden and International Labour Organization to cooperate on labour issues

    09 January 2020

    MoU to see collaboration in occupational health and safety at work and corporate social responsibility

December 2019

  1. Labour Inspection Conference

    The First Palestinian National Labour Inspection Conference

    11 December 2019

  2. Press release

    Ministerial discussion on Inclusive Industrial Development and Decent Jobs in Global Supply Chains in Ethiopia

    09 December 2019

    The ILO hosted delegates from the German and Ethiopian governments to discuss “Inclusive Industrial Development and Decent Jobs in Global Supply Chains in Ethiopia”

  3. News

    Indonesia to develop its National OSH Programme 2020-2024

    02 December 2019

    As a follow-up to its National OSH Profile, Indonesia under its Ministry of Manpower is now in the process of preparing of Presidential Decree on National OSH Programme 2020-2024 to drive sustainable OSH development and implementation in the next five years.

  4. Chemical safety

    The Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) discussions with the EU

    01 December 2019

    At the invitation of the Finnish Presidency, the Chair and Secretariat of the IOMC met with members of the European Council Working Party (international chemicals) on 14 November 2019 to brief EU member states on the functioning and activities of the IOMC and share thoughts and exchange views regarding IOMC's possible role and enhancement in the Beyond 2020 framework.

November 2019

  1. © Sharada Prasad CS 2020

    World Toilet Day

    New report highlights dire working conditions of sanitation workers in some developing countries

    14 November 2019

    Countless sanitation workers in the developing world work in conditions that endanger their lives and health, and violate their dignity and rights.

  2. International Labour Standards

    Malawi renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    12 November 2019

  3. Interview video

    Ending Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work

    10 November 2019

    At the 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum, the ILO new Convention was presented.

  4. Qatar

    Assessment of the Qatar Labour Inspection System

    01 November 2019

October 2019

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  2. News

    SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  3. Labour Inspection

    Work has started to develop ILO’s guidelines on Certain Principles on Labour Inspection

    15 October 2019

    LABADMIN/OSH and ITCILO held a three-day meeting to discuss the content of Guidelines on Certain Principles on Labour Inspection in Turin, 7-9 October 2019.

  4. Strategic compliance

    Strategic compliance planning for fishing sector in Indonesia

    14 October 2019

    The multimedia video highlights workshops in North Sulawesi and in Bali aimed to promote decent work in the fishing sector of Indonesia.

  5. Press release

    Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  6. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.

  7. Blog

    Voices in your ear

    03 October 2019

    Many people associate the development of simultaneous interpreting with the Nuremberg trials that took place after the Second World War. In fact, it was the ILO – under its first Director, Albert Thomas – that gave birth to the concept. This week the ILO and the University of Geneva are celebrating 100 years of conference interpreting.

September 2019

  1. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Call for Abstracts is Open

    15 September 2019

    Participants from around the world are invited to submit abstracts. The deadline for submitting abstracts is December 15, 2019.

August 2019

  1. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    The International Media Festival for Prevention is accepting submissions

    15 August 2019

    The IMFP is an integral part of the World Congress and highlights that successful prevention work can be advanced through outstanding creative multimedia initiatives. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the various ways different cultures approach occupational safety and health.