News

2015

  1. Deposit by the Plurinational State of Bolivia of the instrument of ratification for the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167)

    10 February 2015

    On 10 February 2015, the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification for the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167).

  2. ILO publishes the annual report on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (2015)

    05 February 2015

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

  3. Giving a voice to rural workers - General Survey concerning the Right of Association and Rural Workers' Organizations instruments (2015)

    05 February 2015

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just published its annual General Survey on member States' national law and practice concerning the right of association in agriculture as well as the rights of rural workers' organizations.

  4. ILO to hold an international Tripartite Meeting of Experts to advise on recognition of Seafarers’ Identity Documents and border security concerns

    02 February 2015

    From 4 to 6 February 2015, the ILO Governing Body has convened an international tripartite meeting of maritime and technical experts on border control to advise on the national implementation of the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185).

  5. Finland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

    08 January 2015

    Finland is the 17th ILO member State and the fifth European country to ratify this instrument, which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

2014

  1. Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2014)

    17 November 2014

    The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards, a standing tripartite body of the International Labour Conference and an essential component of the ILO’s supervisory system, examines each year the report published by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.

  2. 373rd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (November 2014)

    12 November 2014

  3. Switzerland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

    12 November 2014

    Switzerland is the 16th ILO member State and the fourth European country to ratify this instrument, which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of more than 53 million domestic workers worldwide.

  4. Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards (Revised edition 2014)

    06 November 2014

    Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this revised publication provides an introduction to international labour standards and discusses their importance in today’s global economy, the subjects they cover, how they are applied and supervised, and where further information can be sought.

  5. France ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    29 October 2014

    Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace