Events & training on domestic work

  1. Global 12+12 Campaign on Ratification of the ILO Convention 189 and the Recommendation 201 on Domestic Work

    International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) launched the global 12 by 12 campaign: decent work for domestic workers in 2011 aiming at 12 ratifications of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work over the course of 12 months. The second phase of the campaign was launched at the 3rd World Congress of the ITUC in 2014. As of June 2015, 20 countries ratified the ILO Convention 189 and dozens of countries adopted labour reforms and concluded new collective bargaining agreements.

  2. Training Course on Evolving Forms of Employment Relationships and Decent Work

    Representatives of government, workers’ and employers’ organizations, NGOs and academia from Asia, Africa and Arab countries participated in a training course on evolving forms of employment relationships and decent work to strengthen their capacities to use international labour standards and enhance labour rights and social protection of workers in “non-standard” employment relationships.

  3. Lebanon private domestic worker recruitment agencies review code of conduct

    The workshop will review the Code of Conduct adopted by Syndicate of Recruitment Agencies in Lebanon (SORAL) in 2013.

  4. ILO migrant workers project in Jordan assesses future interventions upon completion

    The ILO’s dedicated migrant worker project in Jordan meets with key stakeholders in the country to formulate future interventions during a project wrap-up and closing ceremony.

  5. Officials from Kuwait and Jordan explore methods to implement ILO international instruments on domestic workers

    Government representatives from Jordan and Kuwait meet to enhance their ability to implement ILO Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201.

  6. Lebanon’s Domestic Workers’ Committee advocates for decent work by celebrating Women’s Day and Mother’s Day

    The ILO and the first workers’ organisation for migrant domestic workers in the Arab region will celebrate Mother’s Day and Women’s Day to promote better conditions for domestic workers in Lebanon.

  7. Workshop on Pension Portability Rights for Returnee Migrant Domestic Workers in Paraguay

    A tripartite workshop was organized by the ILO in Asunción, Paraguay, to discuss research findings and policy implications of a study on challenges for the implementation of pension portability rights for returnee migrant domestic workers in compliance with the ratified MERCOSUR treaty on Social Security.

  8. Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-national Consultation Workshop

    Representatives of Ministries of Labour and National Affairs -in charge of migration issues-, workers and employers organizations from Zimbabwe and South Africa discussed on approach and activities to be developed in the framework of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers (GAP-MDW).

  9. Tripartite Research and Policy Consultation Meeting on Migrant Domestic Workers in Argentina

    The Tripartite Commission on Equal Opportunities (CTIO) of Argentina organized a consultation meeting in the framework of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers (GAP-MDW) to discuss challenges for the implementation of the recently adopted law on domestic work.

  10. Regional Domestic Workers Knowledge Sharing Forum in Latin America

    Representatives of governments, employers and workers discussed best practices and shared expertise on social security systems for domestic workers, their better protection and reduction of occupational hazards.