News, articles and statements

August 2019

  1. Strategic compliance

    Strategic Compliance sub-regional workshop in Beirut

    05 August 2019

    The ILO's Regional Office for Arab States and the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch organized a sub-regional office in Beirut from 30 July to 2 August 2019 to introduce the ILO's strategic compliance intervention model.

July 2019

  1. Strategic compliance

    Strategic Compliance Conference for Department of Labour Inspection in Azerbaijan

    16 July 2019

    LABADMIN/OSH and ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia held a conference on strategic compliance, labour inspection and employment in Baku, Azerbaijan, 11 and 12 July 2019, with a total of 90 participants from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs, Confederation of Trade Unions, the State Labour Inspection Service and representatives of other ministries.

June 2019

  1. Social dialogue and OSH

    Social Dialogue in the Workplace for a Brighter Future

    18 June 2019

    Commemorating the ILO Centenary of 2019, the Government of Japan organized the symposium to discuss the role of social dialogue in the workplace both now and in the future. The promotion of occupational safety and health and workplace compliance through social dialogue was emphasized.

March 2019

  1. News

    Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans for ensuring the right of every worker to safe and fair working conditions developed

    29 March 2019

    In the frame of the ILO project “Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)”, funded by the EU, the Labour Inspection of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia have signed yesterday, 27 of March, in Tirana, Albania, a memorandum of understanding to develop regional cooperation with the aim of ensuring the right of every worker to safe and fair working conditions, as an essential element of social policy.

February 2019

  1. News

    Strategic Compliance Planning Workshop in Laos PDR

    20 February 2019

    The ILO held a workshop on strategic compliance planning on occupational safety and health (OSH) on 6-8 February 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, supported by a Vision Zero Fund project: Safety and Health in Lao PDR Supply Chains.

  2. News

    Tripartite Strategic Compliance Planning Workshop in Malaysia

    14 February 2019

    The Malaysia Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) and the ILO organized a tripartite strategic compliance planning workshop for labour regulators in Peninsular Malaysia, funded by USDOL-Labour Law Reform project.

December 2018

  1. News

    Cambodia Labour Inspection Strategic Compliance Planning

    12 December 2018

    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) of Cambodia, in collaboration with Better Factories Cambodia and the International Labour Organization organized one and half day workshop on the 6-7 December 2018, aimed to develop and specify the Cambodian inspectorate's interventions in 2019 as part of the MoLVT's 2019-2023 compliance planning exercise.

April 2017

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    How data can protect workers’ health and lives

    28 April 2017

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.

  2. Article

    World Safe Day 2017: new and innovative partnership launched in Brazil

    25 April 2017

  3. Article

    Participants of All-Russia OSH Week Discuss International Labour Inspection and OSH Challenges and Solutions

    10 April 2017

    Day one of the All-Russia OSH Week-2017 featured a conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections (RALI) of CIS and Mongolia. The participants discussed their countries' best practices of state supervision and control, including those in the OSH sphere.

March 2017

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    Article

    New project website - Supporting transition from the informal to formal economy and reducing undeclared work in Greece

    23 March 2017

    In Greece, undeclared work remains a significant feature of the economy, despite measures taken in recent years to address the issue.

October 2016

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    Ukraine

    Reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination at workplace through training for labour inspectors

    14 October 2016

    An ILO training equipped Ukrainian labour inspectors with skills and knowledge to implement awareness-raising and training activities and to provide advisory services to employers and workers.

July 2015

  1. Partnerships

    ILO and the Netherlands sign agreement to strengthen labour inspection systems in Pakistan

    02 July 2015

    The partnership will strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.

April 2015

  1. Rana Plaza, two years on

    Factory inspector, a challenging but honourable job

    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.

January 2015

  1. Albania

    Better employment services and improved vocational education

    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 on 15 January 2015 in Tirana.

October 2014

  1. Statement

    Sandra Polaski: "important improvements still required in many areas"

    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.

  2. Occupational safety and health

    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.

June 2014

  1. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    125 Labour Inspectors Received Training by the ITC-ILO

    26 June 2014

    Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh

  2. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Future Directions Set for Modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh

    26 June 2014

    Participants of a two day workshop on Labour Inspection Management in Bangladesh made a number of recommendations aimed at setting the direction for the modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Programme (RMGP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

May 2014

  1. Press release

    CAD $19.5 million ILO project launched to enhance capacity of workforce in key industries in Bangladesh

    15 May 2014

    ‘Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project’ is a five year long initiative of the Government of Bangladesh funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the ILO.