Towards the universal ratification of Convention n°144 on Tripartite Consultation by the ILO centenary in 2019

The Convention on Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards), 1976 (No. 144), promotes application of an essential principle on which the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded: tripartite social dialogue in the development and implementation of international labour standards.

News | 02 November 2017
The Convention on Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards), 1976 (No. 144), promotes application of an essential principle on which the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded: tripartite social dialogue in the development and implementation of international labour standards.

As the ILO is moving towards its centenary in 2019, the Office has stepped up its efforts to encourage universal ratification of Convention No. 144. The ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation, adopted unanimously at the International Labour Conference in 2008, identified this convention as one of the four most significant instruments from the viewpoint of governance.

The promotional brochure provides information on Convention No. 144 and its current status of ratifications. As of September 2018, Convention No. 144 has been ratified by 143 countries, representing 76 per cent of the ILO’s 187 member States.

Convention No. 144 does not entail significant additional costs or legislative reforms to implement and its requirements are within the reach of all ILO member States. Tripartism in respect to international labour standards promotes a national culture of social dialogue on wider social and economic issues.

Promoting Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations for the ILO Centenary in 2019


For further information, please contact Angelika Muller, Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit/Governance and Tripartism Department: mullera@ilo.org