News, articles and statements

2021

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work Summary Note

    Worldwide events to promote the world day campaign 2021

    01 June 2021

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorated on 28 April 2021 by a Global Virtual Launch event, focused on leveraging the elements of an OSH system as set out in the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187). The World Day received global press and social media coverage from around the world. Furthermore, ILO constituents around the world organized over 40 regional and national social media campaigns, lectures, webinars, virtual dialogues and other various themed events.

  2. Labour administration

    Foundational training equips labour inspectors to promote workplace health, safety and welfare

    30 May 2021

  3. Policy brief

    Preventing and mitigating COVID-19 at work

    19 May 2021

    The ILO and WHO publish a brief providing a literature review on common features of workplaces most affected by the new corona virus and the most effective measures adopted by countries to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 at work. The brief gives practical guidance for national and local authorities as well as employers and workers’ representatives for the implementation of WHO and ILO recommendations to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and manage COVID-19 outbreaks at work in non-healthcare settings.

  4. Chemical safety

    Workers around the world face a global health crisis due to occupational exposure to toxic chemicals

    17 May 2021

    The ILO publishes a new report highlighting the state of the evidence for chemical exposures and resulting health impacts in the world of work

  5. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    International Media Festival for Prevention Toronto 2021 Nominees Announcement

    10 May 2021

    Join us for the announcement of the nominees of the International Media Festival for Prevention IMFP 2021.

  6. News

    International Labour Organisation supports Labour Inspection Office in Georgia to join global campaign of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

    27 April 2021

2020

  1. ILO e-LabadminOSH 2020

    ILO electronic library on labour administration and inspection and occupational safety and health

    20 December 2020

  2. Article

    New partnership between the Government of Norway and the International Labour Organization to improve working conditions in Malawi’s tobacco sector

    08 December 2020

    This new project is well aligned to the strategic priorities of development cooperation between Norway and Malawi, which include a focus on the agriculture sector and respect for human rights, as well as with Norway’s global development cooperation priorities regarding the elimination of modern slavery and child labour.

  3. News

    COVID-19: EU and ILO join forces to improve labour governance and working conditions in Iraq

    23 November 2020

    A new project will address a number of labour market challenges imposed by the pandemic, and meet some of the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.

  4. © ILO 2021

    World Children’s Day

    Child labour is an affront to our common values

    20 November 2020

    The universal ratification of the ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour is a positive step for Africa’s children says Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa.

  5. Radiation safety

    International Conference on Radiation Safety: Improving Radiation Protection in Practice

    11 November 2020

    The International Conference on Radiation Safety: Improving Radiation Protection in Practice is being convened virtually from 9 to 20 November 2020.

  6. 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.

  7. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    International Media Festival for Prevention Toronto 2021 shortlist announcement

    04 September 2020

    As an essential part of the World Congress, the International Media Festival for Prevention will announce its shortlist at the Digital Meeting on COVID-19 and OSH on 6 October 2020.

  8. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Save the Date: Special Virtual Session – COVID-19 and OSH on October 5 & 6, 2020

    17 August 2020

    Due to the worldwide impact of COVID-19 and the postponement of the Congress to September 2021, the International Organizing Committee has decided to host a Special Session on October 5, 2020 focused on COVID-19 and OSH.

  9. COVID-19 and the Environment

    ILO joins the UN Environment Management Group to examine System Resiliency & Health-Related Interdependencies

    07 August 2020

    On Thursday 16 July participants from all over the world joined a webinar organized by the UN Environment Management Group on System Resiliency & Health-Related Interdependencies as part of a 3-part series of Nexus dialogues on COVID-19 and the Environment.

  10. Chemical safety

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.