United Nations Global Compact
UN leaders urge companies relying on shipping supply chains to undertake urgent measures to protect seafarers’ rights
06 May 2021
New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea, as new COVID variants threaten to further delay crew changes.
06 May 2021
Journalists are invited to submit their best stories on labour migration, especially those relating to domestic workers and the impact of COVID-19 on labour migration and fair recruitment.
Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions
05 May 2021
Interview with Sukti Dasgupta, ILO Employment Department Chief of the Employment, Labour Markets and Youth Branch, and Juan Chacaltana, Senior Employment Policies Specialist.
The future of the tourism sector
04 May 2021
Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women, youth, and workers in the informal economy are the most at risk from tourism sector job losses and business closures. Building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how it contributes to the lives of 300 million workers worldwide.
International Labour Day
30 April 2021
In a statement issued to mark May Day, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls on workers, employers, governments, international organizations and all who are committed to building back better, to join forces to bring in a world of work with justice and dignity for all.
Fourth Meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention
29 April 2021
Seafarers need COVID-19 vaccinations, wherever they are, to avoid delays and disruption in supply chains.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
28 April 2021
Better national occupational safety and health policies, institutional and regulatory frameworks, that are also integrated into crisis response, are needed, says the International Labour Organization.
27 April 2021
Safety and Health in the workplace has been massively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A strong, resilient, occupational safety and health environment is vital for crisis recovery and prevention says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder in a video message to mark World Day for Safety and Health and Work.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021
27 April 2021
To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021, the International Labour Organization has assessed the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Its report calls for sound and resilient occupational safety and health systems that are able to withstand future emergencies. Expert Manal Azzi answers key questions on the report.
26 April 2021
It’s 75 years since the first minimum monthly wage for seafarers was set – the only sector with an international minimum wage. The figure is regularly updated by the ILO’s Joint Maritime Commission (JMC), established in 1920, and composed of representatives of Shipowners and Seafarers. The JMC meets 26-27 April to discuss an update to the current amount.