ILO Director-General Guy Ryder expresses great sadness over Philippines shoe factory deaths, calls for stronger health and safety measures
14 May 2015
28 April 2015
22 April 2015
Since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse there has been a sustained effort to enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Labour Inspectorate. ILO is supporting this process through its Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Amongst the newly recruited inspectors trained by ILO is 27-year-old Farzana Islam.
20 April 2015
Two years after the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, the ILO has helped many survivors get back on their feet and back to work, two of whom have opened their own successful businesses and are thinking big for the future.
ILO: 'Building a culture of prevention on OSH is a joint commitment by governments, workers and employers'
14 April 2015
ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy Sandra Polaski attended the first All-Russian OSH Week, where she highlighted the need to ensure safe and healthy workplaces worldwide.
Turkey ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167) and the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)
24 March 2015
Turkey is the thirtieth and twenty-seventh ILO member State to have ratified, respectively, Convention No. 176 and Convention No.167, which aim to improve the safety and health of millions of mine and construction workers worldwide.
An EU-funded Project, implemented by the ILO, contributed to better employment services and improved vocational education in Albania
22 January 2015
The Delegation of the European Union to Albania and the International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, presented results a three-year Human Resources Development project for Albania on 15 January 2015 in Tirana.
19 December 2014
Margherita Licata and Kofi Amekudzi, Technical Specialists ILOAIDS, discuss the successes of ILO's work to combat HIV in the workplace for lessons that could be applied in containing other diseases such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
15 December 2014
The increasing proportion of women in the workforce raises a range of gender-related questions about the different effects of work-related risks on men and women. If health promotion policies in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) are to be effective for both women and men, they must be based on more accurate information about the relationship between health and gender roles.
04 December 2014
Thousands of workers live in extreme conditions in Egypt’s stone quarries. The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) recently provided technical support for education and awareness-raising among the stone quarry workers of Minya on the occupational health and safety risks in their mines.
27 November 2014
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder welcomes Finland’s support as a founding member for its new global OSH initiative.
14 November 2014
By Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships
Statement of the Officers of the Governing Body of the ILO concerning the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease
13 November 2014
10 November 2014
New ground-breaking regulation for entertainment workers in Cambodia marks the first attempt in the region to reduce widespread stigma and discrimination in the sector.
31 October 2014
Providing support, rather than excluding them from the workplace and keeping them on lifelong benefits, is the best way to help workers experiencing mental disorders.
France ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)
29 October 2014
Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace
22 October 2014
Maritime occupational safety and health experts agree on guidelines to bolster the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
20 October 2014
The Government of Bangladesh has made important progress to ensure labour rights and factory safety in the ready-made garment and knitwear industry in Bangladesh, but a lot of work still remains to be done.
20 October 2014
At an ILO-EU stocktaking meeting on the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh, ILO Deputy Director-General Sandra Polaski said that despite important progress made in terms of labour conditions, a lot of work still remains to be done.
Government, workers' and employers' representatives agreed on the main elements of a roadmap on OSH in mines
17 October 2014
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), International Labour Organization (ILO), social partners and other relevant stakeholders discussed how risk assessments, compliance with national legislation, labour inspection and the social partners can contribute to increased safety and health in mines in a national tripartite meeting held in Ankara.