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2014

  1. ILO publishes the annual report on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations 2014

    05 February 2014

    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.

  2. Finland ratifies the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170)

    22 January 2014

    The Government of Finland deposited the instrument of ratification of the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170) with the International Labour Office, thereby becoming the 18th member State to ratify the Convention.

  3. Guide on employment policy and international labour standards

    10 January 2014

    The aim of the present Guide is to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of placing the promotion of full, productive and freely chosen employment at the heart of socio-economic and development policies through a rights-based approach and a broad basis of agreement achieved through social dialogue, in line with the Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122).

  4. Republic of Korea ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    10 January 2014

    The Republic of Korea is the 56th ILO member State, and the 14th country from the Asia-Pacific region, to ratify the Convention

  5. Seychelles ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    09 January 2014

    The Republic of Seychelles is the 55th ILO member State of the ILO to ratify the Convention, and the fourth among the States parties to the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for the Indian Ocean Region –after Australia, France and South Africa.

2013

  1. Building a preventative safety and health culture

    20 December 2013

    A guide to the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155), its 2002 Protocol and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

  2. Nicaragua ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    20 December 2013

    Nicaragua is the second Central American country after Panama to ratify this landmark Convention

  3. Myanmar ratifies the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    19 December 2013

    Myanmar is the 178th ILO member State to ratify this instrument, which calls for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour.

  4. Ecuador ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    18 December 2013

    Ecuador is the eleventh ILO member State and the fifth 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.

  5. Samoa ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    22 November 2013

    Samoa joins the other Pacific Island States that have already ratified the Convention, namely, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Samoa becomes the 53rd ILO Member State to ratify this landmark Convention.

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