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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. Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report

    25 February 2021

  2. Covid-19: Protecting workers

  1. Training on International Labour Standards

  2. The standards initiative

    In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic and uncertainty related to the travel restrictions in many Member States, the Governing Body decided by correspondence in July 2020 to postpone the sixth meeting of the SRM TWG from 14–18 September 2020 until a date in 2021 to be determined by the Governing Body at its 340th Session (October-November 2020).
    Further information and advice is available from the ILO helpdesk on the SRM TWG (srmtwg@ilo.org).
  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. Publication

    Understanding the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169): A tool for judges and legal practitioners

    05 March 2021

    This tool is intended to promote a better understanding in practice of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). It is targeted at judges and counsel in national and international courts, teachers, public servants, independent lawyers, international officials, jurists and other practitioners in the legal system engaged in subjects related to indigenous peoples.

  2. Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report

    25 February 2021

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.

  3. Report III/Addendum (Part A)

    2021 Report on the application of international labour standards

    15 February 2021

    Addendum to the 2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR).

  4. Publication

    Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments - Third (revised) edition, 2021

    10 February 2021

    This book contains three Conventions relating to the maritime sector and several documents relevant to their implementation: the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006); the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention, (Revised), 2003, as amended (No. 185); and the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Information note on maritime labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19) - Revised version 3.0

    03 February 2021

    Including the General Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and recommendations and joint statements of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended