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.

What's new

  1. Occupational Safety and Health

    Indonesia ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    31 August 2015

    Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace

  2. MLC, 2006

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    16 July 2015

    Fourth (revised) edition, 2015

  3. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Qatar – Convention No. 111

    16 June 2015

    Governing Body (GB.324/INS/7/9)

  4. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Portugal – Convention No. 137

    16 June 2015

    Governing Body (GB.324/INS/7/8)

  5. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Plurinational State of Bolivia– Convention No. 111

    15 June 2015

    Governing Body (GB.324/INS/7/6)

  6. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Portugal – Conventions Nos. 81, 129 and 155

    15 June 2015

    Governing Body (GB.324/INS/7/5)

  7. Meeting document

    2015 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards

    13 June 2015

    International Labour Conference, 104th Session, Geneva, 2015

  8. Committee on Freedom of Association

    375th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (June 2015)

    13 June 2015

  9. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) and Domestic workers

    Belgium ratifies the Conventions on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) and Domestic Workers

    10 June 2015

    With the registration of the ratification of Conventions Nos. 159 and 189, Belgium will have ratified 105 international labour Conventions in addition to one Protocol. This ranks Belgium 7th among the list of countries with the highest number of ratifications.

  10. Domestic workers

    Chile ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    10 June 2015

    Chile is the nineteenth ILO member State and the tenth member State from the Latin and Central American region to ratify this instrument