News

  1. A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms

    04 September 2019

    The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.

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    Cutting-edge mining in Sweden, where automation is the solution, not a threat

    19 August 2019

    An ILO News team went deep underground into one of the world’s most advanced mines to find out how technology has affected jobs, safety and the integration of women.

  3. 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).

  4. Promoting OSH voluntarily improvements in palm oil plantations

    28 April 2019

    Together with its social partners, the ILO continue to promote the improvements of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Indonesian palm oil industry. Employing more than five million workers, OSH is still one of main employment challenges faced by the industry. In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019, the ILO showcase the OSH improvements made through its Palm Oil Project in North Sumatra.

  5. ILO’s first ever meeting on e-waste adopts Points of Consensus to promote decent work in the sector

    11 April 2019

    Rapid technological advances and a rising demand for electronics has been accompanied by a flood of e-waste. It is a toxic stream of waste that poses a threat to human health, decent work and the environment. E-waste can also be seen as a resource in the emerging circular electronic economy with a large untapped potential. Better management of e-waste is crucial for advancing decent work and shaping a brighter future for all.

  6. ILO hosts international stakeholder workshop on governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    12 March 2019

    On 28 February and 1 March 2019, the ILO hosted a stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, organized by UNITAR and co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.

  7. ILO meeting agrees measures to attract and retain seafarers and to promote opportunities for women seafarers

    11 March 2019

    Qualified seafarers are essential to achieving safe, secure, environmentally sound and efficient shipping. This requires attracting quality new entrants and retaining experienced seafarers, including women and from other under-represented groups.

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    ILO Global Dialogue Forum adopts Points of Consensus to guide governments, employers and workers in shaping a future that works for all in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries

    18 December 2018

    Sustainable industrial policies underpinned by meaningful and effective social dialogue are key to managing the opportunities and challenges arising from digitalization and other technological advances in the industries that employ more than 13 million workers

  9. Established, a trade union network for fostering social dialogue in Indonesia palm oil industry

    14 December 2018

    Indonesia is one of the biggest producers of palm oil in the world. Trade unions federations in the palm oil sector initiated the establishment of the Indonesia Palm Oil Trade Union Network to promote social dialogue as means to realize decent work in this sector.

  10. Promoting decent work opportunities for youth in rural areas of SADC countries

    23 August 2018

    Governments, employers and workers from SADC countries agree to enhance decent work for women and youth in rural areas by promoting inclusive pro-employment policies.