News

2019

  1. Montenegro ratifies the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151)

    16 May 2019

    Montenegro becomes the 56th member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 151

  2. Information paper on protection against sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC) discrimination

    13 May 2019

    This paper sets out and analyses the law and practice of ILO member States in relation to discrimination in employment and occupation on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC).

  3. Handbook of procedures relating to international labour Conventions and Recommendations (Centenary Edition 2019)

    07 May 2019

    This Handbook describes the procedures operating within the International Labour Organization in relation to the adoption and implementation of Conventions and Recommendations.

  4. Ship inspections for seafarers’ protection: The Maritime Labour Convention at work

    03 May 2019

    Ship inspections are critical for ensuring compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, and as such, decent living and working conditions for seafarers. Rear Admiral Luigi Giardino of the Italian Coast Guard explains how such inspections are conducted and what their consequences can be.

  5. The United Republic of Tanzania ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    18 April 2019

    The United Republic of Tanzania is the 93rd ILO member State to have ratified this Convention.

  6. Sweden ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    12 April 2019

    Sweden becomes the 28th ILO Member State to have ratified this Convention.

  7. Sri Lanka renews commitment to combat forced labour

    11 April 2019

    Sri Lanka has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 31st ILO Member State to do so.

  8. Iceland ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    10 April 2019

    Iceland is the 92nd Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.

  9. Ethiopia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    05 April 2019

    Ethiopia is the 91th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention

  10. ILO Governing Body concludes 335th session

    02 April 2019

    The ILO Governing Body ended its 335th session on 28 March 2019, having agreed, among other things, on details of the ILO’s Centenary International Labour Conference. ILO News discussed the highlights of the Session with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.