News, articles and statements

August 2021

  1. Occupational Safety and Health

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

    02 August 2021

July 2021

  1. Video

    Japan, ILO earmark $2.2-M to restart small Philippine firms hit by pandemic

    23 July 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Market Edge in a live interview with ILO Enterprise Development Specialist Hideki Kagohashi talked about a recently launched ILO and Japan project to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Press release

    ILO-Japan initiative targets safe return to work for small enterprises

    15 July 2021

    Small enterprises and alternative livelihoods will benefit from a new ILO project with the Government of Japan through safer, more digitalized and productive workplaces, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and mitigate the impact on employment and the economy in the Philippines.

  3. News

    Quality mentors for quality apprenticeship programmes at the workplaces

    15 July 2021

    Mentors play a key role in ensuring the quality of the apprenticeship programme at the workplace. The ILO and its partners jointly developed a free, accessible virtual training module for mentors of industrial apprenticeship programme.

  4. BRICS 7th Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    ILO head: 'Address inequalities to prevent long term scarring'

    15 July 2021

    Speaking at the virtual Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting of BRICS nations, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said that COVID-19 recovery plans need to be human-centred, resilient, inclusive and sustainable. The BRICS group of emerging economies are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

  5. News

    Safe workplaces protect both workers and businesses

    12 July 2021

    The ILO and its social partners discussed ways to maintain businesses while making workplaces safe for workers during the pandemic. The discussion marked the launch of the new Japan-funded Project on enhancement of the prevention of COVID-19 at and through workplaces.

  6. © Reuters 2021

    Press release

    ILO statement on factory fire in Rupganj, Bangladesh

    10 July 2021

  7. Digital skills development

    Digital transformation for effective vocational education and training

    09 July 2021

    In line with life-long learning for future of work, the ILO is supporting Indonesia’s development agenda on human capital development by assisting the country in digital transformation, particularly on technical and vocational education and training.

  8. News

    ILO facilitates Indonesia-Australia partnership to accelerate digital skills development

    07 July 2021

    Digital skills shortage remains a challenge in Indonesia. The ILO facilitates a partnership between Indonesia-Australia to create competent digital talents demanded by industry.

  9. Decent work

    Work together to end preventable deaths from toxic chemicals

    07 July 2021

    Millions of workers around the world lose their lives every year or suffer from chronic diseases due to toxic chemicals in the workplace. In a video message to the Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says global cooperation is needed to end these preventable deaths and illnesses.

  10. Press release

    Indonesia and Japan work hand in hand enhancing COVID-19 prevention at workplaces

    06 July 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect businesses and workers. Prevention measures against virus transmission at workplaces is essential in maintaining businesses, jobs and income of people. The ILO join forces with the Government of Indonesia and the Government of Japan to help safeguarding workers’ health and enabling business operations during this ongoing crisis.

  11. Press release

    ILO and its labour partners jointly launch a virtual training to promote quality apprenticeship at workplaces

    05 July 2021

    A multi-stakeholder partnership join forces to support the enhancement of Indonesian human capital through quality apprenticeship programme.

June 2021

  1. © ASEAN 2021

    Press release

    Indonesia and Australia to explore partnership in enhancing digital skills

    28 June 2021

    The fast growing of digital technology requires advanced technical capacity to adapt the changes. Indonesia and Australia are exploring a partnership to strengthen digital skills of Indonesia’s technical vocational education and training (TVET).

  2. News

    Apprenticeships are good for business

    25 June 2021

    ILO is supporting the Indonesian government’s goal to enhance the competence and competitiveness of human resources by highlighting the benefits of apprenticeship programmes for workers and businesses alike.

  3. Video

    Virtual Race 2021 -- End Child Labour. Act Now!

    12 June 2021

    ILO in collaboration with Cause Indonesia conduct a massive campaign through a virtual race by inviting more than 5,000 participants nationwide to be involved and to be part of the social movement against child labour.

  4. © Rod Waddington 2021

    World Day Against Child Labour

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    10 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Video

    Safe water, decent work for all: ILC Daily Show

    07 June 2021

    The first episode of the International Labour Conference (ILC) Daily Show featured the ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan, highlighting work on the ground amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide decent work and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Philippines.

  6. © ILO/Julia Druelle 2021

    Labour standards

    Kosovo*: Assessing gaps and identifying priority actions in safety and health at work

    02 June 2021

    Kosovo has been accelerating its effort to develop its occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation and labour inspectorate that are in line with international and European labour standards. As a systematic approach towards achieving safe and health workplaces in Kosovo, an OSH Profile has been prepared by the ILO in the framework of the project ‘’Promoting Decent Work through Strengthening OSH Management and Social Dialogue,’’ managed by UNOPS and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) through the Embassy of Sweden in Pristina.

  7. New Brief

    Key principles underlying sanctioning procedures applicable to occupational safety and health violations

    02 June 2021

    This brief is aimed to equip policymakers and lawmakers with an overview of the main guiding principles that should underpin administrative and judicial sanctioning procedures applicable to OSH infractions to ensure that they are effective and fair.

  8. Our impact, Their voices

    Safety in practice: preventing workplaces from COVID-19

    02 June 2021

    Extending its support beyond the technical advise, ILO-India reached out to workers and enterprises directly to ensure ‘Safety and Health at Workplace during COVID-19’