News, articles and statements

January 2023

  1. © Yacine Imadalou / ILO 2023

    COVID-19 and transport workers

    Recommendations adopted by heads of UN agencies and sectoral organizations to protect transport workers in future health emergencies

    25 January 2023

    A Joint Action Group, set up to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain, encourages all actors to apply internationally agreed protocols and standards and take proactive and concrete actions for future emergencies.

  2. News

    Indonesia continues to strengthen its efforts to ensure workplace safety and health

    18 January 2023

    The ILO supports the efforts taken by the Ministry of Manpower to strengthen its national policies and programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH) through the publication of the 2022 National OSH Profile.

  3. © EU Civil Protection 2023

    Rights of football players

    ILO welcomes discussions on decent work in the professional football sector

    16 January 2023

    The meeting follows the 2022 Global Labour Agreement (GLA) between the World Leagues Forum (WLF) and the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPRO).

December 2022

  1. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2023

    News

    Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan

    27 December 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.

  2. News

    Safety + Health for All publishes guidebook for measuring performance of its interventions on key impact indicators

    16 December 2022

    The new publication helps project managers and data collectors compile key performance indicators (KPI) on occupational safety and health for assessing projects implemented under the flagship programme.

  3. © Dok. Istimewa 2023

    News

    Labour standards compliance is key to build a sustainable supply chain in the fishing sector

    15 December 2022

    The ILO’s two-day capacity building programme aims to improve labour laws compliance, gender equality and working conditions in the fishing industry.

  4. News

    Workers’ and employers’ organizations joint the fight against gender harassment, violence and discrimination in palm oil and fisheries sectors

    05 December 2022

    The ILO joins forces with workers’ and employers’ organizations to free Indonesian palm oil and fisheries sectors from gender harassment, violence and discrimination.

  5. News

    ILO and DTI accelerate digital entrepreneurship trainings for 2023

    05 December 2022

    The ILO and DTI will accelerate digital entrepreneurship training for increased productivity, improved safety of small and informal enterprises across the Philippines under the Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project funded by the Government of Japan.

November 2022

  1. © Crozet/ILO 2023

    News

    New EU-ILO partnership to improve occupational safety and health in the Mediterranean region, notably through strengthened labour inspectorates

    30 November 2022

    The project will benefit workers in vulnerable conditions, such as women and young workers, with a focus on the agricultural sector in Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia)

  2. Video

    Improving Workers’ Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women

    25 November 2022

    This video introduces the ILO-USDOL project that aims to improve the rights of workers in the rural sector in Indonesia and the Philippines especially for women workers.

  3. ILO in action

    Reducing Vulnerability in Lao People's Democratic Republic

    23 November 2022

    Noudthong Alounthong, ILO National Project Coordinator in Lao PDR, explains how the SOLAR project supports the government and civil society to promote labour rights and improve access to social security and occupational safety and health for coffee and tea workers.

  4. © Rod Waddington 2023

    Alliance 8.7

    Understanding child labour statistics

    21 November 2022

    While the percentage of children in child labour has remained unchanged over the four year period, the absolute number has increased by over 8 million.

  5. News

    Safety + Health for All holds its 4th Global Tripartite Advisory Committee meeting

    17 November 2022

    During the meeting, the ILO presented key developments of the flagship programme over the past year and the way forward

  6. © lisegagne 2023

    Social justice

    International labour standards as human rights

    17 November 2022

    Tim de Meyer, Senior Advisor in the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department (NORMES), explains how rights and standards in the world of work are linked to human rights and why they are essential for establishing social justice and decent work for all.

  7. Labour rights

    How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

  8. © ILO 2023

    ILO InfoStory

    World Cup 2022: What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

  9. International labour standards

    Nigeria ratifies ILO conventions on occupational safety and health and on violence and harassment in the world of work

    08 November 2022

    Nigeria is the 29th country to ratify the Convention No. 187 promoting safe and healthy working environment and the 22nd to ratify the ILO Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  10. © ILO 2023

    ILO-Qatar Technical Cooperation Programme

    ILO and Qatar agree to continue joint work on labour reform

    03 November 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Qatar have reviewed progress made on labour reforms under their joint programme and agreed to continue working together to build a modern and dynamic labour market in the country.

  11. The custom mercury-free gold milling plant established by the ILO in Guruve, Zimbabwe under the Youth and Women Empowerment Project

    ILO Regional Director for Africa Visits AfDB-ILO Custom Mercury Free Gold Milling Plant in Zimbabwe.

    02 November 2022

    As part of her mission to Zimbabwe, the Assistant Director General and Regional Director of the ILO, Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, visited an AfDB funded project site in Guruve district, where the ILO has supported the establishment of a custom mercury free gold milling plant.

  12. © Andre Uspenski 2023

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Living to dance and dancing to live

    01 November 2022

    What happens to dancers when they stop performing? What’s it like to have a career that relies heavily on the physical ability of youth, and how easy is it to build a second one? On World Ballet Day, the Future of Work podcast is in conversation with Jennifer Curry, Executive Director of Dancers' Career Development, and William Bracewell, Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet Company.