News, articles and statements

November 2019

  1. International Labour Standards

    Malawi renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    12 November 2019

  2. 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.

  3. Qatar

    Assessment of the Qatar Labour Inspection System

    01 November 2019

October 2019

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Press release

    Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  6. 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.

  7. Blog

    Voices in your ear

    03 October 2019

    Many people associate the development of simultaneous interpreting with the Nuremberg trials that took place after the Second World War. In fact, it was the ILO – under its first Director, Albert Thomas – that gave birth to the concept. This week the ILO and the University of Geneva are celebrating 100 years of conference interpreting.

September 2019

  1. 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.

August 2019

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Youth4OSH

    New online platform and game board on safety and health at work

    04 August 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth4OSH launched a new online platform and game board to build a culture of safety and health in the Philippines. The platform features relevant, practical, and user-friendly tools to raise awareness and to spur action on occupational safety and health (OSH).

July 2019

  1. Press release

    The ILO joins national stakeholders in the fight against pneumoconiosis in China

    23 July 2019

  2. 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.

  3. News

    Innovative OSH platform and game board for young workers

    15 July 2019

    To better reach out young workers in the country, the ILO and its partners have developed and launched communication tools in the forms of online OSH platform and game board.

  4. News

    Indonesia continues to foster OSH prevention culture through its first National OSH Profile

    08 July 2019

    Indonesia is taking a significant step in ensuring the implementation of OSH prevention culture in the country, by developing and launching its first National OSH Profile.

  5. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    New report

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

  6. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    New report

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.