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  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)

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  2. International labour standards and human rights

    28 March 2022

  3. Training on International Labour Standards

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    Forced labour Conventions

    China ratifies the two ILO Fundamental Conventions on forced labour

    12 August 2022

    In a ceremony at the ILO, China presented the ratification documents for two additional ILO Fundamental Conventions, covering forced labour; the Conventions will enter into force one year after the signing.

  2. Statement

    Statement of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee on ensuring a safe working environment on board vessels where seafarers can live without fear of discrimination and physical or mental abuse

    04 August 2022

    Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

  3. Forced Labour

    Japan reinforces its commitment to fight against forced labour

    19 July 2022

    Japan becomes the 177th Member State to ratify Convention No. 105

  4. Violence and harassment

    Mexico ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    06 July 2022

    Mexico is the 19th country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190, the 7th in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

  5. News

    Liberia ratifies the Equal Remuneration Convention and the Minimum Age Convention

    29 June 2022