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.

What's new

  1. International labour standards

    ILO publishes the annual report on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    05 February 2016

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

  2. Employment Policy

    Sri Lanka ratifies the Employment Policy Convention No. 122

    05 February 2016

    Sri Lanka is the 110th ILO member State to have ratified this priority Convention

  3. ILO Forced Labour Convention

    United Kingdom joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    22 January 2016

    The UK has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, adding its support to Norway and Niger in the campaign to end modern slavery.

  4. MLC, 2006

    Romania ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    18 December 2015

    Romania is the 70th ILO member State to ratify the Convention.

  5. MLC, 2006

    Mongolia ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    16 December 2015

    Mongolia is the 69th ILO member State to ratify the Convention.

  6. Meeting document

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

    16 November 2015

    Governing Body (GB.324/INS/15/10)

  7. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Colombia – Conventions Nos. 111 and 144

    16 November 2015

    Governing Body (GB.324/INS/15/9)

  8. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – United Kingdom – Convention No. 29

    16 November 2015

    Governing Body (GB.324/INS/15/8)

  9. MLC, 2006

    The People’s Republic of China ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 November 2015

    China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  10. Committee on Freedom of Association

    376th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (November 2015)

    11 November 2015