News

  1. © Akin Victor 2023

    Human resources’ needs in the ‘oil and gas’ and ‘construction’ sectors in Guyana revealed

    20 December 2022

    Two new reports by the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), highlight main occupational and skills needs in the oil and gas and construction sectors in Guyana upon surveying the private sector.

  2. © Mike Hood / IMO 2023

    Joint ILO-IMO meeting adopts guidelines on seafarer abandonment

    20 December 2022

    New measures to improve conditions for seafarers, including those who have been abandoned, have been adopted at a meeting involving governments and maritime workers and employers’ organizations.

  3. Unchartered waters: ILO signs MoU with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea

    15 November 2022

    The ILO joins forces with the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) through a Memorandum of Understanding focused on the need to promote decent work and the elimination of forced labour in the fishing industry.

  4. ILO Training in occupational safety and health for the fisheries industry in Namibia

    14 November 2022

    The training on occupational safety and health provisions on fishing vessels aimed to equip participants with knowledge on the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006).

  5. ILO launches a new report on decent work for a fair, resilient, and sustainable textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar

    14 November 2022

    A new report, launched in November 2022 in presence of ILO tripartite constituents and other key stakeholders of the sustainable textile and clothing supply chain in Madagascar, offers insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and the measures and policies needed to increase productivity and ensure decent work.

  6. Unions must work together and find ways to organize new forms of work

    26 September 2022

    Trade unions need to strengthen their unity, attract more young people and organize workers in the digital economy, according to a new report.

  7. © ILO 2023

    Workers in rural areas face severe decent work deficits

    07 July 2022

    About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas where they face governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems, limited access to public services and inadequate social protection coverage.

  8. Indonesian trade unions enhance their capacity to promote collective bargaining and dispute resolution in palm oil sector

    27 June 2022

    The ILO through its Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector project enhances the capacity of trainers and branch leaders of the national trade union confederations and their federations to improve conditions of work and promote social dialogue for dispute resolution.

  9. ILO adopts a revised code of practice on safety and health in construction

    01 March 2022

    More than 229 million construction workers may benefit from the new code, particularly in countries where construction is contributing to the post-COVID-19 recovery.

  10. Joint statement urging continued collaboration to address the crew change crisis, safeguard seafarer health and safety, and avoid supply chain disruptions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

    28 February 2022