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What's new

  1. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19 and the maritime sector

    ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement

    09 July 2020

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea due to the pandemic, a new international agreement recognizes them as key workers who should be protected.

  2. Domestic Workers Convention

    Ratification by Mexico of Convention No. 189 on Domestic Workers

    06 July 2020

    Mexico is committed to promoting decent work for domestic workers. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Undersecretary of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Mexican Foreign Ministry participated in a virtual ceremony.

  3. Violence and harassment Convention

    ILO Violence and Harassment Convention will enter into force in June 2021

    25 June 2020

    The ratification by Fiji, the second after Uruguay, will allow Convention No. 190 to enter into force in a year’s time.

  4. Violence and harassment Convention

    Uruguay first to ratify ILO Violence and Harassment Convention

    12 June 2020

    ILO’s landmark Convention No. 190, on violence and harassment in the work environment, has received its first ratification, taking it a step closer to entering into force.

  5. Meeting document

    Decision concerning Member States reporting obligations and the work of the CEACR and the Committee on the Application of Standards as a result of the deferral of the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference to 2021

    11 June 2020