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  1. Italy ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    19 November 2013

    Italy is the 52nd ILO Member State, and the 20th member State of the European Union, to ratify this Convention

  2. Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2013)

    11 November 2013

    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.

  3. Equal Pay - An introductory guide

    04 October 2013

    Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased.

  4. Germany ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    20 September 2013

    Germany is the 10th ILO member State and the second EU member State to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of an estimated 50 million domestic workers worldwide.

  5. © Anwar Amro / AFP 2014
    Landmark treaty for domestic workers comes into force

    05 September 2013

    This historic ILO Convention gives domestic workers the same rights as other workers.

  6. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Facilitating Transitions from the Informal Economy to the Formal Economy

    04 September 2013

    A Tripartite Meeting of Experts will be held to serve as part of the preparatory work for the standard-setting item placed on the agenda of the 103rd Session (June 2014) of the International Labour Conference on facilitating transitions from the informal to the formal economy with a view to the elaboration of a Recommendation.

  7. ILO launches new Maritime Labour Convention database

    04 September 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a comprehensive new database providing the most up-to -date information available on the implementation of the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, which came into force on 20 August.

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    Global shipping industry sets sail under new standard

    20 August 2013

    A new “bill of rights” – the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention – comes into force, ensuring protection for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and fair competition for shipowners.

  9. Lithuania ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    20 August 2013

    With the ratification by Lithuania, ILO Member States representing nearly 75 per cent of the world’s global shipping tonnage have now committed themselves to the decent work standards of the Convention, which comes into force today.

  10. Belgium ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    20 August 2013

    The Government of Belgium deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) on 20 August 2013, a highly symbolic day marking the entry into force of the Convention.

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