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. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

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

    15 April 2016

    Slovenia is the 72nd member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  2. Committee on Freedom of Association

    377th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (March 2016)

    24 March 2016

  3. Occupational Safety and Health

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

    23 March 2016

    Convention No. 187 is one of the ILO’s essential instruments in safety and health at the workplace

  4. Special Tripartite Committee

    Final Report of the second meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee established under Article XIII of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    14 March 2016

    Geneva, 8-10 February 2016

  5. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    New Zealand ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    10 March 2016

    New Zealand is the 71st member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  6. General Survey

    Promoting fair migration - General Survey concerning the migrant workers instruments (2016)

    22 February 2016

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just published its annual General Survey on member States' national law and practice concerning migrant workers.

  7. Standards Review Mechanism (SRM)

    First meeting of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) - Geneva, 22-26 February 2016

  8. Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

    Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the amendment of the Searfarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

  9. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    Second meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee

    The second meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee established by the Governing Body in accordance with Article XIII of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) will take place at the ILO in Geneva from to 8-10 February 2016.

  10. 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.