Labour standards

International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level.  more

Highlights

  1. 106th International Labour Conference

    Committee on the Application of Standards

    5 - 16 June 2017

  2. ILO centenary initiatives

    The standards initiative

What's new

  1. Meeting document

    2017 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards

    16 June 2017

    International Labour Conference, 106th Session, Geneva, 2017

  2. Collective bargaining

    Canada ratifies the Collective Bargaining Convention

    14 June 2017

    Canada has now ratified all eight ILO Fundamental Conventions

  3. Forced labour

    Denmark joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    14 June 2017

  4. Forced labour

    Sweden joins the global movement against forced labour

    14 June 2017

  5. Forced labour

    Iceland ratifies the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate all forms of forced labour

    14 June 2017

  6. Labour Standards

    Belgium has ratified the Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors’ Benefits Convention, 1967 (No. 128), the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170), and the Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991 (No. 172)

    14 June 2017

  7. Equality of opportunity and treatment

    Thailand ratifies the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

    13 June 2017

  8. Labour Standards

    Jamaica renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    13 June 2017

    Jamaica ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  9. © Made By Survivors 2017

    Labour standards

    India ratifies both fundamental ILO Conventions on Child Labour

    13 June 2017

    Historic move confirms India’s “commitment to a child labour free society”. Ratification means that almost all children in the world are covered by Convention No. 182, while coverage of Convention No. 138 jumps from 60 per cent of the world’s children to 80 per cent.

  10. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    Indonesia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    12 June 2017

    Indonesia, an important actor of international maritime trade, is the 83rd Member State of the ILO that ratifies this convention.