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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.  more

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  1. Labour Relations

    Montenegro ratifies the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151)

    16 May 2019

    Montenegro becomes the 56th member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 151

  2. Publication

    Information paper on protection against sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC) discrimination

    13 May 2019

    This paper sets out and analyses the law and practice of ILO member States in relation to discrimination in employment and occupation on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC).

  3. Publication

    Handbook of procedures relating to international labour Conventions and Recommendations (Centenary Edition 2019)

    07 May 2019

    This Handbook describes the procedures operating within the International Labour Organization in relation to the adoption and implementation of Conventions and Recommendations.

  4. MLC, 2006

    Ship inspections for seafarers’ protection: The Maritime Labour Convention at work

    03 May 2019

    Ship inspections are critical for ensuring compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, and as such, decent living and working conditions for seafarers. Rear Admiral Luigi Giardino of the Italian Coast Guard explains how such inspections are conducted and what their consequences can be.

  5. Maritime Labour Convention

    The United Republic of Tanzania ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    18 April 2019

    The United Republic of Tanzania is the 93rd ILO member State to have ratified this Convention.