News, articles and statements

April 2022

  1. World Health Day

    Jump-start a healthier and greener recovery

    07 April 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the multiple links between public health and the environment. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

  2. News

    Rural women need gender equality, workplace safety

    06 April 2022

    A strong and positive occupational safety and health culture is vital built on inclusion. However, women especially in rural sectors are often left out. Developmental approaches to promoting occupational safety and health, enhancing access to training and other technical advisory services, and increasing women’s participation can help improve safety and health in the rural sectors and communities.

  3. Press release

    New partnership to promote health and safety at work for prevention of occupational risk in Tunisian SMEs

    04 April 2022

    The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (ISST) and the Poulina Group Holding (PGH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement SCORE Training

  4. Press release

    Gender equality through improved labour standards compliance in the Philippines

    04 April 2022

    A dialogue on gender equality and labour standards highlighted the need to strengthen efforts to promote rights at work and improve working conditions for women through social dialogue to ensure compliance with general labour standards, including occupational safety and health, and access to social protection and other existing programmes and services.

  5. News

    ILO supports Occupational Safety and Health across cooperatives in Jordan

    01 April 2022

    A week-long training workshop focused on ILO’s “Practical Occupational Safety and Health Training for Cooperatives in Agriculture,” a training tool for partners providing advisory and training services for cooperatives in Jordan.

March 2022

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    GB roundup

    Highlights of the 344th session of the ILO Governing Body

    30 March 2022

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization concluded on 25 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Dimitrina Dimitrova, Deputy Director of the ILO’s Official Meetings, Documentation and Relations Department.

  2. News

    The ILO focuses on coordinated efforts in realizing decent work in Indonesia’s fishing industry

    30 March 2022

    The ILO initiates a coordinated consultation meeting for its fishery sector to strengthen its supports to realize decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  3. Video

    ILO’s OSH Projects in Indonesia

    28 March 2022

    The video documents eight projects under ILO Jakarta office focusing and dealing with occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The video also highlights the importance of OSH in various industrial sectors to sustain businesses and protect workers, particularly during the pandemic COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Press release

    ILO and the Ministry of Manpower celebrate the 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work by encouraging multi-stakeholder collaboration

    28 March 2022

    Mark every year on 28 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Indonesia emphasized the need for collaboration of all parties.

  5. News

    The International Labour Office welcomes the outcomes of the UN Environment Assembly

    24 March 2022

    “Transforming the ‘take-make-waste’ of plastics economy into a circular economy will not only reduce the environmental damage but also open up new opportunities for decent work”, says the ILO’s Global Coordinator of Green Jobs Programme at the 5th session of the UN Environment Assembly.

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    ILO Governing Body adopts resolution on Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine

    24 March 2022

    A resolution passed by the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization calls on the Russian Federation to ‘immediately and unconditionally cease its aggression’.

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    Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    ILO Governing Body agrees on key occupational safety and health discussion at International Labour Conference 2022

    18 March 2022

    An amendment to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, to include occupational safety and health, will be discussed during the 110th session of the International Labour Conference.

  8. News

    ILO and Japan launch five new water systems in Mindanao

    17 March 2022

    Over 3,000 households have gained access to safe and clean water as the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project launches five new water systems built by community members, indigenous peoples and former combatants in the Bangsamoro region.

  9. News

    Time for OSH culture to be part in the Indonesian business world

    15 March 2022

    Business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic require new habits, especially in the application of occupational safety and health (OSH) principles in the workplace.

  10. Podcast

    Global challenges – Global solutions

    11 March 2022

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    International Women's Day

    ILO urges the government to heed the rights of female workers in oil palm plantations and fisheries

    10 March 2022

    The ILO Worker’s Rights in Rural Sector with Focus on Women Project and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta held a media webinar regarding women workers in rural areas, in conjunction with the International Women's Day.

  12. Press release

    ILO-KADIN forge a partnership to improve OSH and COVID-19 prevention at workplace

    09 March 2022

    The ILO and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) have joined forces to strengthen the protection of workers as well as business continuity by improving occupational safety and health (OSH) management and COVID-19 prevention measures in the workplace.

  13. International Women's Day

    Indonesia’s garment industry to combat gender inequality and empower women workers

    08 March 2022

    Better Work Indonesia (BWI), a partnership of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), promotes gender equality through a series of training programmes providing a greater chance for women workers to grow and develop.

  14. Occupational safety and health

    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.

February 2022

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    Efforts to limit the effects of Omicron on seafarers must be scaled up, UN agencies say

    28 February 2022

    Access to vaccines, COVID tests, health documents and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be improved, say ILO, IMO, UNCTAD and WHO.