News, articles and statements

August 2022

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    Voices

    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    04 August 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.

July 2022

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    The Future of Work Podcast

    Is there a place for grief at work?

    19 July 2022

    When Lizzie Pickering's young son Harry died in 2000, she embarked on a journey to understand grief, how to live with it and how to help other people when their life has changed. In this podcast, she shares the lessons she's learned from her own experiences and those of others.

  2. © ILO 2022

    Gender equality

    Women in the health and care sector earn 24 per cent less than men

    13 July 2022

    The most comprehensive global analysis of gender pay inequalities in the health and care sector finds that women face a larger gender pay gap than other economic sectors.

  3. Video

    Improving working conditions of women rural workers

    01 July 2022

    This ILO animated video aims to raise visibility and awareness on some of the labour issues being faced by women rural workers and promote improved labour laws compliance, OSH and gender equality through workers’ participation to improve their lives and working conditions.

June 2022

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    G7 Leaders’ Communiqué

    ILO welcomes commitments in G7 leaders’ communiqué

    29 June 2022

    New commitments by the G7 Leaders, covering gender equality, tackling inflation, climate change, and support for a just transition to a sustainable and inclusive future, have been welcomed by the ILO.

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    Occupational safety and health

    ILO adopts new guidelines on biological hazards in the world of work

    29 June 2022

    Groundbreaking new guidelines on handling biological hazards in the workplace have been agreed by experts meeting in Geneva.

  3. Trade union capacity building

    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.

  4. G7 Summit

    ILO Director-General warns G7 Summit on great divergence

    27 June 2022

    In his statement to the G7 Summit in Germany, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says pandemic and conflict have widened divergence between industrialized and developing countries. Raises concern over inequalities within countries, including gender gaps.

  5. Article

    Building a safe business

    27 June 2022

  6. Press release

    ILO supports the launch of Indonesia’s first Trade Unions’ Network in the Fishing Sector

    23 June 2022

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme together with the Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) supported the launch of a Trade Unions’ Network in the fishing sector aiming to foster a common voice between trade unions and to reinforce bilateral and tripartite social dialogue in the fishing sector.

  7. Social protection

    Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector

    21 June 2022

    A transformative approach towards an employment injury scheme for all.

  8. © M. Crozet / ILO/OIT 2022

    Press release

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    21 June 2022

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.

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    110th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference closes with “remarkable harvest of achievements”

    11 June 2022

    The Director-General told delegates that the 110th International Labour Conference had made history with its work on safety and health, apprenticeships, and labour standards, among other areas.

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    110th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference adds safety and health to Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    10 June 2022

    The landmark decision means that all ILO Member States commit to respect and promote the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment, whether or not they have ratified the relevant Conventions.

  11. Occupational safety and health

    Uzbekistan ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167)

    09 June 2022

  12. News

    Trade union confederations contribute to the achievement of HIV/AIDS global target in Indonesia

    07 June 2022

    The ILO conducted a seminar to showcase contributions given by trade unions confederations through their programme activities aimed to prevent HIV at the workplace and to promote a non-discriminatory policy in various industrial sectors.

  13. Press release

    ILO statement on BM Container Depot incident

    06 June 2022

May 2022

  1. Video

    Occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work?

    30 May 2022

    Three things we need to know about the ILO discussion on occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work during the International labour Conference.

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    G7 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    ILO welcomes G7 call to make a just transition to a green economy happen

    24 May 2022

    At the end of their meeting the G7 Labour Ministers highlighted the urgent need to greater focus on rights and occupational safety and health.

  3. G7 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    Intervention by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on “Improving Occupational Health and Safety”

    24 May 2022