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

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  1. © Ingrid Taylar 2016

    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.

  2. Meeting document

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

    15 November 2016

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

  3. Meeting document

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

    15 November 2016

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

  4. Committee on Freedom of Association

    380th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (November 2016)

    14 November 2016

  5. Forced labour

    Argentina joins the global movement against forced labour

    09 November 2016

  6. Forced labour

    Landmark Forced Labour Protocol enters into force

    09 November 2016

    The ILO Forced Labour Protocol, which was adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2014, enters into force on 9th November, a year after it gained its second ratification.

  7. Maritime Labour Convention

    Albania ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    02 November 2016

    On 28th of October 2016, the Government of Albania deposited with the International Labour Office (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).

  8. Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188)

    Entry into force of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), imminent following ratification by Angola

    21 October 2016

    On 11 October 2016, the Government of the Republic of Angola deposited with the International Labour Office (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

  9. © ILO / Maillard J. 2016

    Maritime Labour Convention

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

    12 October 2016

    ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability.

  10. Publication

    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2016)

    23 September 2016

    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.