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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.

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  1. Publication

    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2014)

    17 November 2014

    The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards, a standing tripartite body of the International Labour Conference and an essential component of the ILO’s supervisory system, examines each year the report published by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.

  2. Committee on Freedom of Association

    373rd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (November 2014)

    12 November 2014

  3. Domestic workers

    Switzerland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189)

    12 November 2014

    Switzerland is the 16th ILO member State and the fourth European country to ratify this instrument, which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of more than 53 million domestic workers worldwide.

  4. Publication

    Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards (Revised edition 2014)

    06 November 2014

    Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this revised publication provides an introduction to international labour standards and discusses their importance in today’s global economy, the subjects they cover, how they are applied and supervised, and where further information can be sought.

  5. Occupational Safety and Health

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

    29 October 2014

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

  6. Domestic workers

    Ireland ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    02 September 2014

    Ireland is the 15th ILO member State and the third EU member State to ratify this instrument which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  7. Maritime Labour Convention

    Exponential movement to achieve widespread ratification and effective implementation: The 1st anniversary of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    20 August 2014

    Today one year after entry force, 64 countries that are responsible for working and living conditions of seafarers on more than 80 per cent of the world’s fleet have ratified the Convention.

  8. Maritime Labour Convention

    Kenya ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    12 August 2014

    Kenya is the 64th ILO member State and the tenth African State – after Liberia, Gabon, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Congo – to have ratified the MLC, 2006.

  9. Maritime Labour Convention

    Ireland ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    28 July 2014

    Ireland is the 63rd ILO member State and the 21st Member State of the European Union (EU) to have ratified this Convention

  10. Maritime Labour Convention

    Belize ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    21 July 2014

    Belize is the 62nd ILO member State and the eighth Member State of the Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Caribbean Region to have ratified this Convention

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