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  1. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 334th session

    10 November 2018

    The October-November 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 8 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  2. International Labour Standards

    Cook Islands ratifies two ILO Conventions

    21 September 2018

    The Government of Cook Islands has deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification for two ILO Conventions: C144 on the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) and C182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, which have now been formally registered

  3. Publication

    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Record of Proceedings (ILC 2018)

    27 August 2018

    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.

  4. Maritime Labour Convention

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China joins efforts to protect seafarers’ rights

    21 August 2018

  5. Maritime Labour Convention

    Djibouti ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    13 August 2018

  6. International labour standards

    First fishing vessel detained under ILO Fishing Convention

    17 July 2018

    Convention to improve working conditions for fishers on commercial fishing vessels shows its teeth.

  7. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    Luxembourg ratifies the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    05 June 2018

    Luxembourg is the 23rd country to ratify this instrument at the global level and the 5th at the European level.

  8. Working time

    Uruguay ratifies the Night Work Convention, 1990 (No. 171)

    05 June 2018

  9. Occupational Safety and Health

    Belgium ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018

  10. Occupational Safety and Health

    Iceland ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018