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HSE's wider international role


The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states in common action to promote decent work throughout the world.

HSE supports the Department for Work and Pensions in discussions with the ILO on matters relating to occupational safety and health, such as proposals for ILO Conventions or Recommendations, and providing feedback on the implementation of existing ILO Conventions and other instruments.


The International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) is the global professional association for labour inspection. The UK is a member of IALI, represented by a senior official from HSE.

The main aims of IALI are:


Information relating to UK involvement with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ionising radiation safety standards can be found in the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) section.

Updated 2020-06-23