News and articles - 106th International Labour Conference

  1. Forced labour

    Iceland ratifies the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate all forms of forced labour

    14 June 2017

  2. Labour Standards

    Belgium has ratified the Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors’ Benefits Convention, 1967 (No. 128), the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170), and the Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991 (No. 172)

    14 June 2017

  3. Equality of opportunity and treatment

    Thailand ratifies the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

    13 June 2017

  4. Media advisory

    ILO World of Work Summit and visits of the Presidents of Nepal, Malta and Mauritius

    13 June 2017

  5. International Labour Conference - ASPAG meeting

    Asia Pacific Group labour ministers: Decent Work at heart of sustainable development

    13 June 2017

    Ministers of labour of countries from the Middle East to Australia met on sidelines of ILC to exchange ideas on generating Decent Work for sustainable development in the wider Asia Pacific region.

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    Labour standards

    India ratifies both fundamental ILO Conventions on Child Labour

    13 June 2017

    Historic move confirms India’s “commitment to a child labour free society”. Ratification means that almost all children in the world are covered by Convention No. 182, while coverage of Convention No. 138 jumps from 60 per cent of the world’s children to 80 per cent.

  7. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    Indonesia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    12 June 2017

    Indonesia, an important actor of international maritime trade, is the 83rd Member State of the ILO that ratifies this convention.

  8. 12 June 2017

    World Day Against Child Labour: In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour

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    World Day against Child Labour 2017

    "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour"

    12 June 2017

    “Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.

  10. 7 June 2017

    High level discussion on strengthening fundamental principles and rights at work in the international arena

    High level Panel as part of the 2017 International Labour Conference’s recurrent discussion on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work