106th Session of the International Labour Conference

Member countries sign ratifications during ILC

During the 2017 International Labour Conference, the Governments of several member countries across the Region have expressed their high commitment to Decent Work and agreed International Labour Standards.

News | 16 June 2017
On 8 June 2017, the Netherlands has delivered the ratification of three important Conventions concerning Occupational Safety and Health (OSH): the Occupational Cancer Convention, 1974 (No. 139); the Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration) Convention, 1977 (No. 148); and the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170).

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Employment, the Economy and Consumers of Belgium, Mr Kris Peeters, has deposited three ratifications  on social security and working conditions to Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Office, on 14 June 2017: the Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors' Benefits Convention, 1967 (No. 128), the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170), and the Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991 (No. 172).

Denmark, Iceland  and Sweden have  ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), delivered on 14 June 2017 by their national Labour Ministers to Guy Ryder, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate all forms of forced labour. Their ratification brings us one step closer towards reaching the target of the 50forfreedom campaign - 50 ratifications by 2018. To date, 17 member states have ratified the Protocol, among them 11 countries from the Region of Europe and Central Asia.