News, articles and statements

November 2023

  1. 16 Days of Activism

    ILO supports the deliberation of law on violence and harassment in the world of work in Timor-Leste

    29 November 2023

    The government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO’s Spotlight Initiative project in Timor-Leste, is in the process of finalizing the drafting law on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  2. © JD Ligier / USDA 2023

    Occupational Safety and Health

    Nearly 3 million people die of work-related accidents and diseases

    27 November 2023

    The ILO also estimates that 395 million workers worldwide sustained non-fatal work injuries.

  3. 16 Days of Activism

    ILO joins forces with Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation to end violence against women

    27 November 2023

    The Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation (KSTL), with support from the ILO Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste, has been actively promoted the elimination of violence against women at both community and company levels.

  4. 16 Days of Activism

    Timor-Leste’s internationally certified trainers are ready to boost women entrepreneurship in the country

    25 November 2023

    The Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED) certificate are awarded to four trainers, with support from the ILO, certifying them as the ILO’s Gender and Entrepreneurship Together (GET Ahead) trainer.

  5. Article

    Rehabilitating Dreams: The Human Voices behind Aleppo's School Rehabilitation Project

    24 November 2023

    In the heart of Aleppo, amidst the rubble left by earthquakes, a beacon of hope emerged through the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s project to rehabilitate and revive three schools in Aleppo.

  6. Partnership

    Small farmers to benefit from new occupational safety and health partnership

    24 November 2023

    ILO and Eni are launching a partnership to improve occupational safety and health for small farmers involved in Eni's agro-industrial initiatives in Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire.

  7. © Ivy Love Rigon/ILO 2023

    Press release

    ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme launches “Safety and Health at Sea” board game

    22 November 2023

    This innovative board game aims to equip workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors with essential knowledge about occupational safety and health

  8. © ILO 2023


    The unseen workforce behind wastewater management

    17 November 2023

    High-income countries often take the wastewater management process for granted. Yet only 58 per cent of the world’s domestic wastewater is safely treated, with significant variation across regions. For World Toilet Day, we delve into the data to gain a better understanding of employment in the water collection, treatment and supply and sewerage industries in different country contexts.

  9. 16 Days of Activism

    ILO enhances economic empowerment of women and other vulnerable groups in Timor-Leste through entrepreneurship

    10 November 2023

    A three-day fair exhibition held in Dili has provided an opportunity for women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs from other vulnerable groups to be economically independent and to fight against harassment and stigma.

  10. © ILO 2023

    Occupational exposure to UVR

    Working under the sun causes 1-in-3 deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer, say WHO and ILO

    08 November 2023

    New research has found that exposure to ultraviolet solar radiation is a major cause of work-related cancer deaths globally, and more needs to be done on prevention and mitigation.

October 2023

  1. News

    Tackling decent work decifits in Indonesia’s palm oil sector with collective bargaining agreements

    30 October 2023

    The ILO supports labour-management cooperation in the palm oil sector in Indonesia with the signing of collective bargaining agreements in 31 companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  2. International Labour Standards

    Congo ratified seven ILO Conventions, including one Fundamental and one Governance Convention

    26 October 2023

  3. News

    ILO-IOM join forces to better protect Indonesian migrant workers in the palm oil sector

    24 October 2023

    To better protect the labour rights of potential Indonesian migrant workers, the ILO and IOM jointly develop pre-departure training modules and relevant informational materials for palm oil sector in Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor.

  4. © ILO 2023

    Occupational Safety and Health

    Italy renews its commitment to the promotion of occupational safety and health

    16 October 2023

    Italy is the 79th country in the world to have ratified Convention No. 155, the 19th country to have ratified the 2002 Protocol to Convention No. 155, and the 62nd country to have ratified Convention No. 187

  5. 27-30 November 2023

    ILO to co-organize the XXIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    06 October 2023

    The theme of this year's World Congress is “Shaping change. Collaborating for a heathier and safer world of work”.

  6. © Sunan Wongsa-nga 2023

    Occupational Safety and Health

    ILO welcomes new global measures addressing workplace hazardous chemicals

    05 October 2023

    Under a new Global Framework, some of the most harmful chemicals used in the working environment will be phased out.

  7. News

    The Global Framework on Chemicals (GFC) and the Bonn High-Level Declaration on Chemicals and Waste adopted: Implications for ILO

    05 October 2023

    The ILO attended and organized the participation of tripartite constituents in the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), from 25 to 29 September 2023, in Bonn, Germany.

September 2023

  1. Vision Zero Fund (VZF)

    International Labour Organization promotes safety and health in coffee supply chain

    27 September 2023

    The #CoffeePeople campaign, launched on International Coffee Day, urges collaboration between governments, employers, workers' organizations, and the private sector to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the millions of coffee workers worldwide.

  2. Press release

    ILO conducts a training of trainers for tripartite partners on Occupational Safety and Health in Syria

    26 September 2023

    The training equipped participants with expertise in the field of occupational safety and health in various sectors of economic activity, especially in the construction sector.

  3. Press release

    Ensuring a workplace free of violence and sexual harassment, Minister of Manpower-ILO launch new guidelines for labour inspection

    25 September 2023

    Supported by the ILO, this guide equips labour inspectors with the necessary knowledge to identify gender-related biases and violations.