World Congress on Safety and Health

November 2023

  1. 27-30 November 2023

    XXIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work: Shaping Change

    27 - 30 November 2023

    The World Congress will be held from 27 - 30 November 2023 at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) at Darling Harbour.

September 2021

  1. Global Coalition Side Event to the XXII World Congress, 2021

    Contribution of Occupational Safety and Health professionals and Occupational Health Services in a changing World of Work

    24 September 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated on-going changes and shed light on the risks associated to emerging disruptive situations, such as new pandemics and climate change effects. Ensuring continuity of businesses operations while protecting the safety and health of workers has put in evidence the need of having agile and innovative responses to address existing and upcoming risks.

  2. #WorldCongressCA

    XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work: Prevention in the Connected Age

    20 - 23 September 2021

    Co-organized by the ILO, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the XXII World Congress will embrace the theme of ‘Prevention in the Connected Age: global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all’.

  3. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - Side event

    Working in an unpredictable world - The Nordic perspective on safe work in the future

    18 September 2021

    This high-level digital event is jointly organized by the ILO and Nordic countries on the eve of the XXII World Congress organized by the ILO, ISSA, Canada and partners. The event will be open for all World Congress participants and other occupational safety and health (OSH) experts worldwide, as well as the general public. The webinar, organized by ILO and the Nordic countries, will present the latest research on the unpredictable world of work and proactive preventive actions to ensure Decent and Safe Work. The event will include remarks from high-level guests, including ILO Director General Guy Ryder.

September 2017

  1. 3-6 September

    XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work: A Global Forum for Prevention

    3 - 6 September 2017

    The ILO, the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MoM) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) are jointly organizing the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health 2017.

May 2015

  1. Event

    Health and Well-being in Emergencies

    20 May 2015

    The event will include a testimonial from a Red Cross Red Crescent Health Volunteer about their experiences in the field, a high level panel discussion and a general discussion. The event will take place from 18:00 to 19:30 and English-French interpretation will be made available.

August 2014

  1. Global Forum for Prevention

    XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014

    24 - 27 August 2014

    The World Congress for Safety and Health at Work offers a platform for the exchange of information and views to experts in occupational safety and health (OSH), representatives of enterprises and workers (the social partners), decision-makers in governments and public authorities, and anyone else active in the area of OSH.

September 2011

  1. Event

    XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    11 - 15 September 2011

    Building a Global Prevention Culture for a Healthy and Safe Future

November 2009

  1. International ILO Conference, 3-6 November 2009, Düsseldorf, Germany

    ILO Conference "Implementing Occupational Safety and Health Standards Globally", Düsseldorf, Germany, 3-6 November 2009

    3 - 6 November 2009

    The global financial crisis will have a profound effect on the world of work. The International ILO Safety Conference in Düsseldorf will bring together 300 participants from 60 countries around the world during the A+A Trade Fair to discuss the potential impacts of the global economic crisis on safety and health at workplaces.

June 2008

  1. Event

    XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - World Summit on Safety and Health

    29 June - 2 July 2008

    Over 4,000 industry leaders, policy-makers and specialists are to attend the largest international event on occupational safety and health, the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, which opens in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 29 June. Jointly organized every three years by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), it aims at contributing to the development of a ‘preventative safety and health culture’ through the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences. The XVIII World Congress is hosted this year by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA), under the theme "Safety and health at work: A societal responsibility".