Treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis
31 March 2020
Seafarers, ship owners and governments are urging ILO member States to ensure the flow of essential goods, energy, food and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, message for the World Teachers Day 2019
04 October 2019
A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms
04 September 2019
The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.
Cutting-edge mining in Sweden, where automation is the solution, not a threat
19 August 2019
An ILO News team went deep underground into one of the world’s most advanced mines to find out how technology has affected jobs, safety and the integration of women.
Women and the future of mining in Sweden
19 August 2019
In Sweden, the mine of the future exists. Located 200 km northwest of Stockholm, Boliden operates a state-of-the-art mine in Garpenberg where miners have become remote operators. ILOTV explains how this has a positive impact on employment, safety, women and the environment.
SDG 6 - Water and Sanitation
18 July 2019
Carlos Carrión Crespo, Utilities Sector Specialist at the ILO Sectoral Policies Department, talks about water issues in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and suggests ways to address them.
A tripartite ILO meeting adopts conclusions to promote decent work and safety and health in forestry
10 May 2019
The first global ILO meeting on forestry in 14 years took place in Geneva between 6 and 10 May 2019 and provided a unique opportunity for ILO’s tripartite constituents to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in the promotion of decent work and occupational safety and health (OSH).
Promoting OSH voluntarily improvements in palm oil plantations
28 April 2019
Together with its social partners, the ILO continue to promote the improvements of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the Indonesian palm oil industry. Employing more than five million workers, OSH is still one of main employment challenges faced by the industry. In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019, the ILO showcase the OSH improvements made through its Palm Oil Project in North Sumatra.
ILO’s first ever meeting on e-waste adopts Points of Consensus to promote decent work in the sector
11 April 2019
Rapid technological advances and a rising demand for electronics has been accompanied by a flood of e-waste. It is a toxic stream of waste that poses a threat to human health, decent work and the environment. E-waste can also be seen as a resource in the emerging circular electronic economy with a large untapped potential. Better management of e-waste is crucial for advancing decent work and shaping a brighter future for all.
ILO hosts international stakeholder workshop on governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste
12 March 2019
On 28 February and 1 March 2019, the ILO hosted a stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, organized by UNITAR and co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.