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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


  1. CEACR - Virtual meeting

    Annual meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    25 November - 12 December 2020

    ILO supervision of international labour standards to focus on employment.

  2. Covid-19: Protecting workers

  1. Training on International Labour Standards

  2. The standards initiative

    In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic and uncertainty related to the travel restrictions in many Member States, the Governing Body decided by correspondence in July 2020 to postpone the sixth meeting of the SRM TWG from 14–18 September 2020 until a date in 2021 to be determined by the Governing Body at its 340th Session (October-November 2020).
    Further information and advice is available from the ILO helpdesk on the SRM TWG (
  3. #Trade4DecentWork

    Trade for Decent Work Project

    The project aims at improving the application of the ILO fundamental Conventions in EU trading partner countries through improved labour relations and working conditions