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Maritime Labour Convention
The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it's like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.

  1. Read: The 1st anniversary of Maritime Labour Convention
  2. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
ILO Blog
Emmanuel Amon, 18, spent most of his childhood working in the tobacco fields of Malawi. But today, he's preparing for college after graduating from a prestigious secondary school. In our latest blog post, Emmanuel explains how the ILO helped him leave the fields behind so that he could get an education.

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© Zakir H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014
Millennium Development Goals
As the United Nations marks 500 days of action for the Millennium Development Goals, ILO Senior Economist Aurelio Parisotto talks about the International Labour Organization’s efforts to help achieve the MDGs and the road ahead Post-2015.
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Labour migration
One migrant domestic worker in Lebanon decided to fight the “kafala” system and escape her employers. She took her case to a Lebanese court, and, seven years on, has been rewarded by achieving a measure of justice, a feat that would have seemed impossible to achieve a mere decade ago.

  1. ILO Topic Portal on Labour Migration

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