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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

What's new

  1. International labour standards

    2019 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    08 February 2019

    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.

  2. Forced labour

    Ireland joins efforts to combat forced labour

    04 February 2019

    Ireland has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 29th ILO Member State to do so.

  3. Maritime Labour Convention

    New consolidated text of the Maritime Labour Convention now available, including amendments on increased protection for seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying

    01 February 2019

  4. Fishing Convention - C188

    Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention

    30 January 2019

    Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.

  5. Maritime Labour Convention

    Maritime Centenary Challenge: reaching 100 ratifications of the MLC, 2006

    23 January 2019