News, articles and statements

August 2019

  1. 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.

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.

June 2019

  1. Media advisory

    ILO to launch new report on work-related heat stress

    28 June 2019

  2. Occupational Safety and Health

    The Philippines ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    19 June 2019

  3. 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.

  4. Occupational Safety and Health

    Singapore ratifies the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155)

    12 June 2019

    Singapore becomes the 68th ILO Member State to have ratified this key occupational safety and health instrument.

  5. News

    Working hand in hand to strengthen OSH programmes at national and provincial level

    10 June 2019

    The ILO and its social partners continue to work together in creating a culture of prevention through the development of national OSH programme and building the capacity for OSH provincial stakeholders.

May 2019

  1. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

    29 May 2019

    With the growing global movement to support just transition and formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mines, the ILO brought together experts and global actors to address child labour and poor working conditions in an inter-regional meeting held in the Philippines.

  2. Occupational Safety and Health

    100 years of making work safer and healthier

    21 May 2019

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) has been a core element of the ILO’s work since it was founded in 1919. Technical specialist, Manal Azzi, charts the major OSH milestones of the ILO’s first hundred years and looks ahead to the challenges of the future.

  3. Forestry

    A tripartite ILO meeting adopts conclusions to promote decent work and safety and health in forestry

    10 May 2019

    The first global ILO meeting on forestry in 14 years took place in Geneva between 6 and 10 May 2019 and provided a unique opportunity for ILO’s tripartite constituents to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in the promotion of decent work and occupational safety and health (OSH).

April 2019

  1. Press release

    ILO broadens cooperation with its Chinese partners under the Belt and Road Initiative

    29 April 2019

    “The Belt and Road Initiative opens new perspectives and new opportunities for international cooperation.” says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  2. Occupational safety and health

    An unacceptable human cost

    23 April 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder outlined the importance of occupational safety and health to sustainable development and decent work, in a speech at the All Russia Week on Occupational Safety and Health, at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

  3. News

    Putin: ‘Russia and ILO have close and constructive cooperation’

    23 April 2019

    President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, met in St. Petersburg with Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder.

  4. Occupational safety and health

    Guy Ryder: ‘All countries should ratify health and safety conventions’

    23 April 2019

    Speaking in Russia ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said the well-being of workers continues to be a priority for the ILO as the world of work undergoes rapid change.

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    Occupational safety and health

    New safety and health issues emerge as work changes

    18 April 2019

    A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments.

  6. Media advisory

    ILO to launch new report on occupational safety and health

    16 April 2019