International Labour Standards

Madagascar takes a leading role in the “One for All” Centenary ratification campaign by ratifying six ILO Conventions

News | 12 June 2019
Madagascar has been an ILO member State since 1 November 1960. It has ratified all of the fundamental and governance (priority) Conventions. Madagascar has marked its continued commitment to the ILO and the decent work agenda through sustained efforts to promote international labour standards, leading to the deposit, on 11 June 2019, of the instruments of ratification of the following six ILO Conventions, which will all enter into force for Madagascar on 11 June 2020:When depositing the instrument of ratification, His Excellency, Mr. Andry Rajoelina, President of Madagascar, stated that “in order to move forward in a more efficient manner with respect to the fundamental principles and rights at work contained in Conventions nos. 143, 181, 189 as well as the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, (no. 29), Madagascar was committed to improve the legal framework related to the management of labour migration in order to better face the current challenges of globalization. The Country also reaffirmed its commitment to promote social dialogue in the public sector through the implementation of Conventions nos. 151 and 154.”

On receiving the instrument of ratification, Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, stated: “I am very pleased to receive these six instruments of ratification which certainly demonstrate Madagascar’s strong commitment in favour of international labour standards. These ratifications are particularly important and welcomed as they represent a significant contribution to the ILO’s “One For All Centenary Ratification Campaign ” launched by the International Labour Office” on 1st January 2019.