News, articles and statements

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.

  2. Labour Inspection and Forced Labour

    Canada renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    17 June 2019

    Canada has ratified the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  3. Labour Administration

    Rwanda ratifies the Labour Administration Convention, 1978 (No. 150)

    28 May 2019

  4. MLC, 2006

    Ship inspections for seafarers’ protection: The Maritime Labour Convention at work

    03 May 2019

    Ship inspections are critical for ensuring compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, and as such, decent living and working conditions for seafarers. Rear Admiral Luigi Giardino of the Italian Coast Guard explains how such inspections are conducted and what their consequences can be.

  5. Labour Inspection

    Radical cuts to labour inspectorates a ‘serious mistake’

    23 April 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of the negative consequences of radical reforms to labour inspectorates, in a speech to the conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections of the Commonwealth of the Independent States and Mongolia.

  6. Radiation protection

    Strengthen protection of workers against radiation in Latin America

    12 April 2019

    The International Atomic Energy Agency and the ILO jointly convened a regional workshop to strengthen the protection of workers exposed to radiation in their jobs by using a new IAEA/ILO Safety Guide on Occupational Radiation Protection (GSG-7). The workshop was hosted by the Brazilian Government and took place from 11-15 March 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  7. Migrant health

    Policy Coherence in Migration Health is promoted

    04 April 2019

    A side event on Policy Coherence in Migration Health – Towards Shared Responsibility and Partnerships will be organized by the International Organization for Migration on 4 April at the Commission on Population and Development in New York.

  8. 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.

  9. Chemical safety

    ILO hosts international stakeholder workshop on governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    12 March 2019

    On 28 February and 1 March 2019, the ILO hosted a stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, organized by UNITAR and co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.

  10. Chemical safety

    ILO joins global efforts to prevent exposure to lead

    12 March 2019

    In March 2019, the ILO joined the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (the Alliance), a voluntary partnership formed by UN Environment and the World Health Organization to prevent exposure to lead, while promoting the phase-out of paints containing lead.

  11. ILO 100

    Indonesia continue to improve its labour inspection in fishing sector

    11 March 2019

    Fishing sector is considered as one of the important sectors for Indonesia. To ensure labour rights of fishing workforce, Indonesia continue to improve its labour inspection in the fishing sector, with support of the ILO.

  12. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - The first programme announcement is now available

    07 March 2019

    The World Congress is a crucial global forum for the exchange of information and opinion by experts in safety and health, representatives of companies and employees, decision-makers from government and public authorities, social partners, and anyone active in the area of occupational safety and health.

  13. Occupational Safety and Health

    ILO and WHO enhance partnership in monitoring workers’ health

    01 March 2019

    The ILO and the WHO signed an Agreement on the collaboration for the development of a joint methodology for estimating the work-related burden of disease and injury and preparation of corresponding estimates.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Philippines: Enhanced labour inspectorate, strengthened labour law compliance

    07 February 2018

    Labour inspection is more than just visiting workplaces. With the support of the ILO, the Philippines has been implementing labour inspectorate reforms and developing tools that can make a real difference in the lives of workers and employers.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

    17 January 2018

    An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.

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