October 22, 2021

106th International Labour Conference: ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

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GENEVA (ILO News) ‒ The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has told delegates that nothing will more clearly distinguish the first hundred years of the ILO’s history from the second “than the necessary greening of the world of work”. “Today, the Paris Agreement  and the national commitments made under its terms, […]

Preview of the 106th session of the International Labour Conference

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5 June: Opening ceremony (11.00 a.m.) The Conference will elect its President and Vice-presidents to be followed by the opening address of ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. This year’s report of the head of the ILO: Work in a changing climate: the Green Initiative , provides a roadmap for a just transition to a green economy. […]

“Accurate data will help to save lives” – ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2017

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On thisWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work, the ILO highlights the urgent need for vastly improved national occupational safety and health (OSH) data. It is estimated that over 2.3 million fatalities and 300 million accidents causing injuries occur in the workplace each year. However, these estimates do not properly reflect the magnitude of […]

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2016

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‘Workplace stress: It’s time to lift the burden’ – Statement by Director-General Guy Ryder This World Day for Safety and Health focuses on the toll taken on the health and wellbeing of workers worldwide by stress in their working environment. Target 8 of Goal 8 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for […]