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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

Supervisory bodies and procedures

General Introduction
  1. Supervising the application of standards
    Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)
    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS)
    Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA)
Reports of the supervisory bodies
  1. 2022 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations
  2. 2022 General Survey: Securing decent work for nursing personnel and domestic workers, key actors in the care economy - NEW: Corrigendum
  3. 2021 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards
  4. 397th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (March 2022)
    398th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association - Measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Belarus to implement the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (March 2022)
     Committee on Freedom of Association annual report for the year 2021 (March 2022)
Complaint procedures
  1. Representations under article 24 of the ILO Constitution
  2. Complaints under article 26 of the ILO Constitution
  1. Voluntary conciliation in the context of the ILO's supervisory system

What's new

  1. Minimum wages for seafarers

    ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    18 May 2022

    An increase in minimum monthly wages has been agreed for the world’s seafarers.

  2. Press release

    Shipping industry adopts amendments to Maritime Labour Convention to improve seafarers’ conditions

    16 May 2022

    Drawing from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), to improve the living and working conditions of seafarers.

  3. Violence and Harassment

    Albania ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    06 May 2022

    Albania becomes the 13th country in the world, and the 5th country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  4. Occupational Safety and Health

    Switzerland ratifies the Chemicals Convention and the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Convention

    26 April 2022

    Switzerland's ratification of Conventions Nos. 170 and 174 was marked by a ceremony attended by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

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    International labour standards

    ILO welcomes China’s move towards the ratification of two forced labour Conventions

    20 April 2022

    Once these ratifications take place, the total number of ILO Conventions ratified by China will rise to 28, including six of the eight Fundamental Conventions.