News, articles and statements

November 2022

  1. ILO in action

    Reducing Vulnerability in Lao People's Democratic Republic

    23 November 2022

    Noudthong Alounthong, ILO National Project Coordinator in Lao PDR, explains how the SOLAR project supports the government and civil society to promote labour rights and improve access to social security and occupational safety and health for coffee and tea workers.

  2. © Rod Waddington 2022

    Alliance 8.7

    Understanding child labour statistics

    21 November 2022

    While the percentage of children in child labour has remained unchanged over the four year period, the absolute number has increased by over 8 million.

  3. News

    Safety + Health for All holds its 4th Global Tripartite Advisory Committee meeting

    17 November 2022

    During the meeting, the ILO presented key developments of the flagship programme over the past year and the way forward

  4. © lisegagne 2022

    Social justice

    International labour standards as human rights

    17 November 2022

    Tim de Meyer, Senior Advisor in the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department (NORMES), explains how rights and standards in the world of work are linked to human rights and why they are essential for establishing social justice and decent work for all.

  5. Labour rights

    How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

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    ILO InfoStory

    World Cup 2022: What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

  7. International labour standards

    Nigeria ratifies ILO conventions on occupational safety and health and on violence and harassment in the world of work

    08 November 2022

    Nigeria is the 29th country to ratify the Convention No. 187 promoting safe and healthy working environment and the 22nd to ratify the ILO Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work.

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    ILO-Qatar Technical Cooperation Programme

    ILO and Qatar agree to continue joint work on labour reform

    03 November 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Qatar have reviewed progress made on labour reforms under their joint programme and agreed to continue working together to build a modern and dynamic labour market in the country.

  9. © Andre Uspenski 2022

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Living to dance and dancing to live

    01 November 2022

    What happens to dancers when they stop performing? What’s it like to have a career that relies heavily on the physical ability of youth, and how easy is it to build a second one? On World Ballet Day, the Future of Work podcast is in conversation with Jennifer Curry, Executive Director of Dancers' Career Development, and William Bracewell, Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet Company.

  10. ILO-Qatar Technical Cooperation Programme

    Four years of labour reforms in Qatar

    01 November 2022

    Two new ILO reports outline progress made and the challenges that remain in the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms, through which new legislation was adopted and labour administration systems enhanced.

October 2022

  1. News

    Provincial Fisheries and Manpower Offices of West Java Province join forces to secure decent work at fishing sector

    24 October 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the effort taken by the Provincial Manpower Office and the Provincial Marine Affairs and Fisheries Office of West Java to create a synergy in joint inspection onboard fishing vessels.

  2. © Better Work 2022

    Better Work

    Stress management programme key to ramping up labour productivity in Indonesia

    24 October 2022

    Better Work Indonesia helps managers and workers to self-diagnose and resolve problems through training among other approaches.

  3. Press release

    New command-and-control and operation centre launches in Jordan’s Labour Ministry

    20 October 2022

    In line with the e-government vision, a new system supported by the ILO will help the Ministry boost efficiency and ease its operations during labour inspections. This is an important step in the quest to ensure decent work for all.

  4. © ILO/F. Latief 2022

    Article

    Hoping for improvements after 27 years working at sea

    18 October 2022

    After 27 years working at sea, Sukarno’s working life remains the same— constant, hard work with few, short breaks. His hope is to work on land, close to his family.

  5. News

    Preventing forced labour at sea in Indonesia through labour inspections at Indonesian fishing ports

    17 October 2022

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab Multi Partner Fund supports the efforts taken by relevant ministries in Indonesia to improve protection for Indonesian local and migrant fishers with an updated field guide for labour inspection, training and pilot joint-inspections in Benoa and Jakarta ports.

  6. Whistle-blowers' protection

    More effective protection needed for public sector whistle-blowers

    14 October 2022

    Public service sector workers are often the first to know about threats or harm to the public interest, so they play a key role in exposing wrongdoings and safeguarding the well-being of society and economies.

  7. © Antara/Wahyu Putro A. 2022

    News

    Indonesian TV journalists advocate the importance of OSH for the public and for themselves

    13 October 2022

    The ILO works hand in hand with the Indonesian TV Journalist Association (IJTI) to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) standards and to be part of the campaign towards a more resilient OSH management system in Indonesia.

  8. News

    Empowering youth by promoting OSH preventative culture through digital learning tools and educational games

    11 October 2022

    The ILO empowers university and vocational students to have better knowledge and understanding about occupational safety and health (OSH) to build a generation of safe and healthy workers.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Occupational safety and health enhance the business resilience of Indonesian SMEs

    10 October 2022

    The risk assessment service provided by the ILO’s Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces has helped Indonesia small- and medium-sized enterprises survive the pandemic. Two resilient businesswomen shared their survival journeys.

  10. © diego_cervo 2022

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Mental health and the workplace

    10 October 2022

    Research by the ILO and the WHO has found that billions of working days – and so billions of dollars – are lost every year because of work-related mental health issues, and they have called for concrete measures to address this growing problem. What are the psychosocial risks associated with modern workplaces, and can we make mentally healthy workplaces the new norm.