News, articles and statements
International technical forum of Senior Officials of Labour Inspectorates
01 November 2022
Study of the Impact of Labour Inspection actions on compliance with labour legislation
15 July 2022
Based on the ILO Guide on the Harmonization of Labour Inspection Statistics, the ILO conducted a survey of a number of labour inspectorates concerning the indicators and criteria they use to measure the impact of their inspection activity, as well as its effectiveness, efficiency and penetration rate.
A look into ILO practices promoting effective labour law compliance
07 April 2022
New publication offers an overview of the ILO’s LABADMIN/OSH work through projects to ensure labour law compliance across the world
The GHS in the world of work: Mapping synergies between ILO Instruments and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
03 September 2021
This report explores critical synergies between the GHS and the ILO’s instruments on chemicals and occupational safety and health, with an aim to further promote GHS implementation and an even greater engagement of the world of work in global efforts toward the safer management of chemicals.
Prevention of Industrial Accidents
ILO hosts 2020 Edition of the Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting on Major Industrial Accidents
24 September 2020
On September 22nd, the ILO hosted the annual Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting on Major Industrial Accidents.
ILO/UNITAR Webinar on Chemical Safety and World of Work
21 July 2020
On Wednesday 15 July more than 100 participants from all over the world joined a webinar organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on Chemical safety in the World of Work: A Global View on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems.
Workers protection at COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 Crisis; The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces
29 June 2020
On June 24, 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) hosted the “COVID-19 Crisis; The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces” webinar as part of the Webinar Series 2.0 for Arab Trade Unions.
Mental health and crises
Harnessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Resilience in the Context of Crises and Vulnerability
29 June 2020
On June 25, 2020, the ILO participated in the “Harnessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Resilience in the Context of Crises and Vulnerability” webinar as part of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (ICESCO) “Societies We Want” initiative.
LABADMIN/OSH Branch Global Webinars
Series of Webinars on the role and action of labour inspection systems in face of the COVID-19 pandemic
22 June 2020
In the week of 15 to 19 June, LABADMIN/OSH, jointly with the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI), has organized a series of three webinars on the role and action of the labour inspection systems in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
LABADMIN/OSH Branch Global Webinars
Global overview of the COVID-19 and the role of labour inspectorates according to ILO standards
12 June 2020
The events will gather regional and national institutions to exchange on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour inspectorates and how are these shifting priorities and adapting operations to respond to the new needs of the labour market.
Decent Work in Fishing
8th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference
15 January 2020
The Eighth ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference on the theme “Securing Decent Work in the Fisheries Sector through Labour Inspection in ASEAN” was held from 18-19 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Labour Inspection Conference
The First Palestinian National Labour Inspection Conference
11 December 2019
Ending Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work
10 November 2019
At the 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum, the ILO new Convention was presented.
Assessment of the Qatar Labour Inspection System
01 November 2019
Work has started to develop ILO’s guidelines on Certain Principles on Labour Inspection
15 October 2019
LABADMIN/OSH and ITCILO held a three-day meeting to discuss the content of Guidelines on Certain Principles on Labour Inspection in Turin, 7-9 October 2019.
Strategic compliance planning for fishing sector in Indonesia
14 October 2019
The multimedia video highlights workshops in North Sulawesi and in Bali aimed to promote decent work in the fishing sector of Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
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.