News, articles and statements

May 2022

  1. News

    The ILO joins the UN global partnership on road safety

    10 May 2022

    The ILO is pleased to announce that it has joined the UN Road Safety Fund's (UNRSF) global partnership to tackle the hard-hitting global road safety crisis we all face today. This partnership is well aligned with the ILO's mandate and builds on over 100 years of experience advocating for decent work, labour rights and sustainable enterprises, including for the road transport sector.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    The ILO launches OSH learning programme and educational game

    09 May 2022

    To strengthen the creation of a strong, resilience of occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in Indonesia, the ILO and its partners develop an innovative way to raise the OSH awareness for youth through e-learning programme and educational game.

  3. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Employment and labour market policies: Can they profit from new technologies?

    09 May 2022

    Accelerating digitalization and technological change are having a big impact on informal employment and public and private employment services. In this podcast, ILO Employment Policy Department experts Vicky Leung, Technical and Programme Officer in the Transition to Formality Unit and, Michael Mwasikakata, Head of the Labour Market Services for Transitions Unit explain how.

  4. News

    Recently launched HIV e-learning programme strengthens HIV prevention programme at the enterprise level

    05 May 2022

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI) strengthens the implementation of Manpower Ministerial Decree on HIV prevention through HIV e-learning module and training programme for enterprises.

  5. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social dialogue is key to mitigate work accidents and increase productivity

    04 May 2022

    Social dialogue is needed to enhance the OSH management system at the company management level, and improve the quality of the human resources.

  6. News

    The collection of ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards is now available in English and 13 other languages

    03 May 2022

    Thanks to the Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (Working Conditions Authority) from Portugal, the collection of International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs) is now also available in Portuguese. This addition makes the ICSCs collection freely accesible on the web in English and 13 other languages: Chinese, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

April 2022

  1. Videos on pneumoconioses

    Prevention of pneumoconioses caused by fibrogenic mineral dust

    29 April 2022

  2. Press release

    Chinese celebrity actor, in collaboration with the ILO, campaigns for the prevention of pneumoconiosis

    28 April 2022

    The ILO has collaborated with Wang Baoqiang, an A-lister actor in Chinese movies and TV series, in producing a series of video clips to raise the attention of workers, employers and the society to workplace dust hazards and prevention of pneumoconiosis.

  3. © Francisco Cruz Anaya 2022


    Good coffee, safe lives

    28 April 2022

    Briseida Venegas Ramos is president of a female-led coffee cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico. She teaches farmers how to prevent accidents while working.

  4. Video

    Keep it simple: What does OSH mean

    28 April 2022

  5. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    Occupational Safety and Health

    Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety and health at work

    28 April 2022

    Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners in preventing occupational accidents and diseases, says a new report from the ILO on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social dialogue for a positive safety and health culture

    28 April 2022

    In a message to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, outlines the importance of workers, employers and governments working together to reduce deaths and injuries in the workplace.

  7. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social Dialogue towards a Positive Safety and Health Culture

    28 April 2022

  8. Media advisory

    ILO to release a report on the role of collective bargaining in fighting inequality

    27 April 2022

  9. ILO in action

    Madagascar trains task force on occupational safety and health

    26 April 2022

    With the support of the ILO Vision Zero Fund (VZF), the government of Madagascar has trained hundreds of its labour inspectors on occupational safety and health. Project officer, Bernard Foe Andegue explains.

  10. Occupational Safety and Health

    Switzerland ratifies the Chemicals Convention and the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Convention

    26 April 2022

    Switzerland's ratification of Conventions Nos. 170 and 174 was marked by a ceremony attended by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  11. News

    What is the role of Social Dialogue in working towards a Positive Safety and Health Culture?

    21 April 2022

  12. © Tamara Merino / IMF 2022

    Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    Invest in a greener and more inclusive human-centred recovery ILO tells World Bank and IMF

    21 April 2022

    In statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasized the urgency of fostering a human-centred recovery amid a fragile outlook for 2022.

  13. © Better Work 2022

    Better Work

    Report shows rebound of Jordan’s garment sector amid ongoing labour concerns

    19 April 2022

    Better Work Jordan’s 2022 annual report showed improving business conditions in the sector and progress on working conditions. Exports partially rebounded in the country’s garment sector from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  14. © Hani Baltaji 2022

    Safety and security in Lebanon

    Lebanese capital police hub restored by the ILO following Beirut port explosion

    14 April 2022

    The restoration of the building housing Beirut’s municipal police force is a critical step towards maintaining the safety and security of the city and its population and has created scores of decent jobs for local residents.