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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. Fishing Labour Convention

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

    16 November 2017

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

  2. Questions and Answers

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 331st session

    13 November 2017

    The November session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 9 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  3. Committee on Freedom of Association

    383rd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (November 2017)

    08 November 2017

  4. 331st ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

    08 November 2017

    At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.

  5. Forced labour

    Namibia joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    06 November 2017

  6. Questions and Answers

    Towards the universal ratification of Convention No. 144

    06 November 2017

    As it moves towards the celebration of its centenary in 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a campaign to promote the universal ratification of the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No.144).

  7. Forced labour

    Switzerland reaffirms its commitment to combating all forms of forced labour

    28 September 2017

  8. Publication

    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2017)

    22 September 2017

    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.

  9. Forced labour

    Spain joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    21 September 2017

  10. Collective bargaining

    Canada ratifies the Collective Bargaining Convention

    14 June 2017

    Canada has now ratified all eight ILO Fundamental Conventions