News, articles and statements

2019

  1. Interview video

    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.

  2. Qatar

    Assessment of the Qatar Labour Inspection System

    01 November 2019

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  4. News

    SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  5. Labour Inspection

    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.

  6. Strategic compliance

    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.

  7. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.

  8. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Call for Abstracts is Open

    15 September 2019

    Participants from around the world are invited to submit abstracts. The deadline for submitting abstracts is December 15, 2019.

  9. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    The International Media Festival for Prevention is accepting submissions

    15 August 2019

    The IMFP is an integral part of the World Congress and highlights that successful prevention work can be advanced through outstanding creative multimedia initiatives. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the various ways different cultures approach occupational safety and health.

  10. 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.

  11. ILO 100

    Securing decent work for fishers through an integrated labour inspection system in Bali

    25 July 2019

    The province of Bali, Indonesia has implemented an integrated labour inspection involving key stakeholders to ensure decent work for all aspects of the fishing works, including labour rights of fishers.

  12. ILO 100

    Piloting an integrated labour inspection system in the fishing sector in North Sulawesi

    22 July 2019

    The province of North Sulawesi in Indonesia is committed to improve its labour inspection in the fishing sector. With support from the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower, they are now piloting an integrated labour inspection system.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Labour Administration

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

    28 May 2019

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.