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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

Highlights

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak

    27 March 2020

  2. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Why International Labour Standards matter in a public health crisis

    In the context of the crisis response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the international labour standards provide a tried-and-trusted foundation for policy responses that focus on a recovery that is sustainable and equitable.

  3. CEACR

    New Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

  4. General Survey

    New General Survey: Promoting employment and decent work in a changing landscape

  1. International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin

    International Labour Standards Academy

    The Academy offers a choice of highly-specialized training courses on international labour standards (ILS), and provides knowledge and tools on them to a broad range of professionals active in promoting rights at work.

    11-15 May 2020

  2. ILO centenary initiatives

    The standards initiative

  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

What's new

  1. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis

    31 March 2020

    Seafarers, ship owners and governments are urging ILO member States to ensure the flow of essential goods, energy, food and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    27 March 2020

    FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak

  3. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Why International Labour Standards matter in a public health crisis

    27 March 2020

    The International Labour Organization maintains a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. In the context of the crisis response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they provide a tried-and-trusted foundation for policy responses that focus on a recovery that is sustainable and equitable.

  4. Forced Labour

    Lithuania renews commitment to combat forced labour

    06 March 2020

    Lithuania has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 45th ILO member State to do so

  5. International labour standards

    2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    14 February 2020

    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.