Labour Protection Department (PROTRAV)

The Labour Protection Department (PROTRAV) is a department under the Social Protection Sector (PROTECT) of the ILO.

It is composed of four units:
  1. the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS)
  2. the International Migration Branch (MIGRANT)
  3. the Safety and Health at Work and the Environment Branch (SAFEWORK), which includes the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS)
  4. the Conditions of Work and Employment Branch (TRAVAIL)

PROTRAV deals with a wide range of issues relating to occupational safety and health, AIDS, international migration, and work and employment conditions.

What's new

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April 2012

    The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy. There is a shift in the world to a greener and more sustainable economy. However, even if certain jobs are considered to be “green”, the technologies used may protect the environment but not be safe at all.

  2. UN Panel on HIV and Human Rights

    On 20 March 2012, during the first panel session on HIV and Human Rights the Human Rights Council highlighted the need to protect human rights at work, citing the 2011 Political Declaration and Recommendation No. 200. ILO and other speakers urged the Council to keep this important issue on its agenda.

  3. Maternity Protection Resource Package. From Aspiration to Reality for All

    The Maternity Protection Resource Package provides inspiration and tools to help organizations and individuals everywhere to strengthen and extend maternity protection to all women in all types of economic activity. The Package can be used as a reference for self-learning, training, policy advice, research and action by governments, trade unions, employers' organizations ...

  4. Radiation Safety and Protection of Workers in Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Operations

  5. Labour Migration Academy : Enhancing Protection, Promoting Development and Facilitating Governance