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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


  1. Committee on the Application of Standards

    ILC, 110th session, 2022

    The Committee met from Monday 30 May to Friday 10 June 2022, in a format combining in-person attendance and remote participation by videoconferencing technology.

  2. Securing decent work for nursing personnel and domestic workers, key actors in the care economy

    15 March 2022

    2022 General Survey

  3. ILO releases the 2022 report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    10 February 2022

  4. COVID-19 and International Labour Standards


  1. Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG)

    ► Further information and advice is available from the ILO helpdesk on the SRM TWG (
  2. International labour standards and human rights

    28 March 2022

  3. Training on International Labour Standards

What's new

  1. GB.345/INS/5/5

    Report of the Committee set up to examine the representation alleging non-observance by Portugal of Conventions N° 81, 129 and 155

    13 June 2022

  2. GB.345/INS/5/4

    Report of the Committee set up to examine the representation alleging non-observance by Brazil of the Collective Bargaining Convention, 1981 (No. 154)

    13 June 2022

  3. Minimum wages for seafarers

    ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    18 May 2022

    An increase in minimum monthly wages has been agreed for the world’s seafarers.

  4. Press release

    Shipping industry adopts amendments to Maritime Labour Convention to improve seafarers’ conditions

    16 May 2022

    Drawing from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), to improve the living and working conditions of seafarers.

  5. News

    First ratification of Convention No. 190 in the Caribbean

    09 May 2022

    Antigua and Barbuda ratifies Conventions Nos 190 and 183