Promotional materials

2009

  1. Video

    Building a Safety and Health Culture in India’s Construction Sector

    18 May 2009

    In India’s construction sites, women are doing much of the unskilled heavy work. Effective training can give them a chance to overcome dangerous work practices and provide opportunities to secure skilled, better paying jobs that improve the quality of their lives.

  2. Publication

    Health and life at work: A basic human right

    28 April 2009

    “Everyone has the right to life, to work... to just and favourable conditions of work... Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family...” (From the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, UN, 1948).

  3. Interview

    In the face of economic crisis, safe and healthy workplaces more important than ever

    28 April 2009

    The financial and economic crisis is putting added pressure on safety and health at the workplace, but as Sameera Al Tujairi, Director of the ILO's Safety and Health at the Workplace program (SafeWork) explains, now is the time to be even more vigilant about workplace safety.

  4. Video

    Video message of Dr Sameera Al-Tuwaijri, Director of SafeWork on the World Day 2009

    28 April 2009

  5. Video

    When Community Clean-up Generates Livelihoods for Women

    06 February 2009

    “Green jobs” not only clean up the earth’s fragile environment, they can also provide innovative new ways to build sustainable jobs. A good example can be found in Burkina Faso, where recycling waste is generating new livelihoods for women.

2008

  1. Occupational Safety and Health

    Fair WIND for Safety in Kyrgyzstan

    17 December 2008

    An ILO occupational safety and health training program for farmers and other agricultural workers in Kyrgyzstan has become a starting point for a broader political process of social dialogue between workers, employers and government.

  2. World Day for Decent Work

    Statement by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of World Day for Decent Work

    01 October 2008

    "Hard won rights at work must be at the heart of the 21st century struggles for social justice and a fair globalization," says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.

  3. Video

    Message from Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the Occasion of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    01 July 2008

  4. Publication

    My life, my work, my safe work - Managing risk in the work environment

    28 April 2008

    Despite the positive efforts to reduce accidents and ill health, injuries and diseases are still all too common in the world of work today. This publication describes some basic steps for managing risks in the workplace.

  5. Video

    Luxembourg Ratifies 20 ILO Conventions and Protocols - Signing Ceremony

    08 April 2008

    Jean Feyder, Permanent Representative of the Great Duchy of Luxembourg to the United Nations, delivered 20 instruments of ratification today to the ILO. Many of the 18 ILO conventions and two protocols ratified by Luxembourg's parliament are concerned with occupational safety and health. Speaking at the signing ceremony with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director of the ILO's International Labour Standards Department, H.E. Jean Feyder said the ILO is a “very important actor in the balancing of globalization into a more human globalization”.

  6. Video

    Why does the world need a new, on-line edition of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety?

    01 January 2008

    Twelve years after publishing the 4th edition of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, an updated, on-line version is being prepared.

2007

  1. Video

    Burkina Faso: Protecting the Environment by Profiting from Garbage

    09 October 2007

    Burkina Faso’s first plastic recycling centre is paving the way for a new kind of development project. It provides a money earner to the poor while tackling environmental pollution. Local industry also benefits – the recycled plastic granules cost half the price of importing new plastic from abroad.

  2. Video

    Adoption of the new fishing convention

    14 June 2007

    Innovative new labour standards designed to improve the conditions for roughly 30 million men and women working in the fishing sector worldwide were adopted today at the 96th annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. Video

    Tackling Child Labour in Agriculture

    12 June 2007

    Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where by far the largest number of working children can be found - an estimated 70 per cent, of whom 132 million are girls and boys aged 5-14. These children are helping to produce the food and beverages we consume. Their labour is used for crops such as cereals, cocoa, coffee, fruit, sugar, palm oil, rice, tea, tobacco and vegetables. They also work in livestock raising and herding, and in the production of other agricultural materials such as cotton and cottonseed.

  4. Video

    Rebuilding Baphuon Temple in Angkor, Cambodia

    05 February 2007

    Tourists will soon be able to visit one of Angkor’s greatest treasures: the 11th century Baphuon temple. Now the temple is the centre of a huge archaeological reconstruction effort. Safety training means today’s Khmer construction workers are reclaiming this piece of their heritage without the dangers their ancestors faced.

  5. Video

    Bulgaria: Joining the European Union

    12 January 2007

    As Bulgaria joins the European Union, it must enforce tougher safety and health standards. To avoid having to pay out big compensation benefits, Bulgarian employers are looking more towards preventing accidents before they happen by setting up a safety and health monitoring service. ILO TV explains:

  6. Publication

    Reduce risks - cut costs!

    01 January 2007

    Nowadays, it is economical for every enterprise to abide by the labour legislation and keep a high level of occupational safety and health as it allows to save funds.

2006

  1. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 3)

    12 October 2006

    Frans Roselaers describes the risk of violence that legally working young people face and how children can protect themselves against violence in the workplace. (Part 3 of 3 videos)

  2. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 2)

    12 October 2006

    Child labourers face the risk of violence in work where they are hidden from view, such as domestic work, or in illegal situations, says Frans Roselaers. (Part 2 of 3 videos.)

  3. Video

    Zero tolerance for violence against children in the workplace - Video interview with Frans Roselaers (Part 1)

    12 October 2006

    Frans Roselaers, Director of the ILO's Department of Partnerships and Development Cooperation, talks about the global challenge to raise awareness about violence against working children. (Part 1 of 3 videos)