1. International Labour Standards Academy
    Turin, Italy ( 22-26 May 2017)

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. Part-Time Work Convention

    Guatemala ratifies the Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 (No. 175)

    01 March 2017

    Guatemala becomes the 17th country to have ratified Convention No. 175

  2. International labour standards

    ILO publishes annual report on the application of standards

    08 February 2017

    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, along with a General Survey on the occupational safety and health instruments concerning the promotional framework, construction, mines and agriculture.

  3. Forced labour

    Finland joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    27 January 2017

  4. Training

    International Labour Standards Academy

    The ILS Academy is designed to provide knowledge and tools on international labour standards to a varied audience, building bridges and understanding between groups of participants from different professions and regions, all interested in rights at work. To this end, the programme provides a comprehensive range of training courses in the area of ILS.

  5. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2017

    Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers and their families now ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability

    18 January 2017

    Foreign ships entering the ports of States for which the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is in force will be inspected for compliance by port State control authorities.

  6. Maritime Labour Convention

    Sri Lanka ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 January 2017

    Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention

  7. Fundamental Convention

    Uzbekistan ratifies the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, 1948 (No.87)

    16 December 2016

    Uzbekistan becomes the 154th member State of the ILO to ratify this Fundamental Convention

  8. © Ingrid Taylar 2017

    Fishing Labour Convention

    ILO Work in Fishing Convention No.188 (2007) to enter into force

    16 November 2016

    Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world’s 38 million workers in the fishing sector.

  9. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Spain – Convention No. 106

    15 November 2016

    Governing Body (GB.328/INS/17/9), October 2016

  10. Meeting document

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

    15 November 2016

    Governing Body (GB.328/INS/17/8), October 2016