News

  1. © ILO/Aaron Santos 2022

    ILO adopts code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries

    08 October 2021

    More than 60 million workers around the globe will benefit from concrete guidance on improving safety and health in one of the world’s oldest manufacturing sectors.

  2. Joint IMO/ILO statement on upholding medical assistance obligations to seafarers and accelerating seafarer vaccination programmes

    06 October 2021

    The heads of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have issued a joint statement calling for port and coastal States to allow seafarers to receive medical care.

  3. Interview with Ms Sonya Mohamed Janahi

    16 September 2021

    Ms Sonya Mohamed Janahi, Chairperson of the ILO technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services (30 August - 3 September 2021), shares her views on the vital role of the urban transport services.

  4. Video address Alejandra Cruz Ross ILO urban passenger transport (UPT): Report presentation

    31 August 2021

    During the Technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services (30 August-3 September 2021) representatives from governments, employers and workers will meet at the ILO to discuss the future of decent and sustainable decent work in this sector, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and agree on a tripartite basis on ways to invest in a job-rich and sustainable recovery of the sector.

  5. © (c) ILO/M. Fossat 2022

    ILO’s Virtual Academy to promote decent work in rural economy

    18 August 2021

    To improve rural working condition during and beyond the pandemic, the ILO in Indonesia organized the first Virtual Academy to promote decent work in rural economy, with specific focus on the agriculture sector, through country-level policy dialogues and masterclasses.

  6. Convention 190 in action: preventing harassment of workers in Japanese banks

    29 July 2021

    Labour banks (“Rokin Banks”) in Japan have been promoting workers’ access to finance for many years. They have also been in the vanguard when it comes to adopting international standards around workplace violence and harassment. Rokin Banks modelled their recent harassment guidelines directly on the ILO’s Convention 190, serving as an example and inspiration for legislation elsewhere in Japan, and for financial institutions around the world.

  7. ILO: Tourism recovery is key to overcoming COVID-19 labour crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

    30 June 2021

    At the worst point of the crisis, about 45 per cent of jobs in the tourism sector had been lost. In the recovery process, policies are required to generate more and better jobs.

  8. Webinar on "best practices around social protection coverage for workers in the Cultural and Creative Sector: the case of France" - 21st June 2021

    25 June 2021

  9. Mozambique ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2021

    Mozambique became the 98th Member State of the ILO to ratify the Convention.

  10. Extend social protection to workers in the culture and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Lockdown measures led to the closure of theatres and cinemas, and the suspension or cancellation of movie, television and music productions. Many workers in the industry lost their jobs and had no social protection to help them. A new ILO study shows that extending social protection to the culture and creative sector is possible.