News, articles and statements

September 2023

  1. News

    “Mams Kema” programme empowers women in fisheries sector advocating gender equality and safe working environment

    14 September 2023

    An ILO programme has encouraged local women at a fishing village in North Sulawesi to promote gender equality, decent work and women’s empowerment.

  2. News

    Labour sector to play a key role in the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

    14 September 2023

  3. © Harry Quan 2023

    Occupational safety and health

    Keep an eye on your eye health at work

    05 September 2023

    An estimated 13 million people live with vision impairment linked to their occupations, say the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

August 2023

  1. Press release

    Jobs that help neighbourhoods recover from the earthquakes

    03 August 2023

    Following the earthquakes that hit Syria and Türkiye earlier this year, ILO infrastructure recovery works engaged communities in clearing debris and rubble in Aleppo, making many streets accessible and creating hundreds of short-term jobs

July 2023

  1. Press release

    GCC maritime stakeholders explore application of the Maritime Labour Convention

    28 July 2023

    A training workshop held in Oman explored the practical applications of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 in the GCC region.

  2. Forced labour

    Joint labour inspection to prevent forced labour in Indonesia’s fishing sector

    28 July 2023

    The video features the importance of joint labour inspection at Indonesian fishing sector to ensure the labour rights of fishers and to prevent forced labour at sea.

  3. News

    ILO supports the establishment of Provincial OSH Council and Sectoral Tripartite Forum in Riau

    21 July 2023

    The ILO Workers’ Rights Project continues to support the establishment of Provincial OSH Council and Sectoral Tripartite Forum in some provinces in Indonesia promote compliance of labour standards.

  4. © Mesbaha Zein 2023

    Women in Mining

    Ensuring decent work for women in the mining industry in Africa

    20 July 2023

    An ILO regional tripartite meeting focused on advancing gender equality in a sector crucial to the continent's development.

  5. © Umesh Negi 2023


    Heat stress – how are we going to live with it?

    18 July 2023

    The summer of 2023 is recording some of the highest temperature on record, for our entire planet. This has enormous consequences for the world of work – regulators and businesses as well as workers. How can we adapt?

  6. Article

    Labour Rights are Human Rights for all Workers

    13 July 2023

    After the recent tragic death in Jordan of nine agricultural workers, most of whom were refugees, the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Shaza Al Jondi and Meredith Byrne* reflect on the vital need to safeguard the right of vulnerable workers to a safe and healthy working environment.

  7. Press release

    ILO supports Indonesia’s joint labour inspection in the fishing sector to prevent forced labour at sea

    05 July 2023

    The ILO through its 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has supported Indonesia to improve working conditions of fishers and prevent forced labour through the establishment of joint labour inspection system and strengthened coordination between labour and fisheries inspectors.

  8. News

    Forest work must be made safer and healthier, says new FAO-ILO-UNECE report

    04 July 2023

June 2023

  1. News

    ILO participates in a panel on tackling future priorities for chemicals and waste issues of concern hosted by UNEP and the Geneva Environment Network

    29 June 2023

  2. Our impact, their voices

    An Indonesian student warns her community of the risks of forced labour at sea

    28 June 2023

    The communications trainings of the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme have inspired a 20-year-old communications student to campaign about labour rights of fishers in her fishing community to break the longstanding myth about working at sea.

  3. News

    Learning Dissemination and Award-Giving Ceremony for Establishing Model Enterprise Clinics organized by BKMEA

    21 June 2023

    Under the Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) organized a learning dissemination and award-giving ceremony for its member factories to establish model enterprise clinics.

  4. Social security

    Workshop with DIFE officials on reviewing handbook and checklist of 'Model enterprise clinics’ in RMG industries

    21 June 2023

    The Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) Project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh, organized a half-day workshop with the officials from Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) to review the Handbook and Checklists of 'Model Enterprise Clinics' in RMG Industries.

  5. Video

    Video of 2023 Safeday Event

    16 June 2023

  6. Press release

    ILO and UAE pledge to enhance labour inspection and occupational safety and health

    14 June 2023

    A Letter of Intent signed on the sidelines of the 111th International Labour Conference paves the way for launching a new project to build the capacities of the labour inspectorate in the UAE on modern labour inspection procedures and occupational safety and health (OSH).

  7. Occupational Safety and Health

    Uzbekistan ratifies the Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration) Convention, 1977 (No. 148)

    12 June 2023

  8. World Day Against Child Labour

    To bring social justice to all we must end child labour

    12 June 2023

    On World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2023, the ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo calls on the international community to support greater social justice and step up the fight against child labour.