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  1. Guide to international labour standards (2014)

    10 June 2014

    Provides summaries of the contents of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by subject matter.

  2. Kiribati ratifies ILO’s Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

    06 June 2014

    Kiribati becomes the third member States from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, to ratify the Convention.

  3. Uruguay ratifies the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)

    05 June 2014

    Uruguay has ratified 15 occupational safety and health Conventions

  4. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic ratifies the ILO Night Work Convention

    04 June 2014

    This brings to 13 the total number of countries that ratified the Night Work Convention, 1990 (No. 171) which covers nearly all night workers and grants them special protection

  5. Switzerland ratifies the Maternity Protection Convention (No. 183)

    04 June 2014

    Switzerland became the 29th member State to ratify this essential instrument for equality which guarantees protection for women workers during maternity

  6. Mauritius ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    30 May 2014

    Mauritius is the 60th ILO Member State, and the 6th member State of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, to ratify this Convention

  7. Argentina ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2014

    Argentina is the third Latin American country to ratify this landmark Convention, after Panama and Nicaragua.

  8. Colombia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    12 May 2014

    Colombia is the fourteenth ILO member State and the eight Latin American member State to ratify this instrument that seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

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