Codes of practice and guidelines
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Codes of practice and guidelines

Education

  1. ILO Policy Guidelines on the promotion of decent work for early childhood education personnel

    15 November 2013

    These Guidelines set out principles for the promotion of decent work for early childhood education (ECE) personnel as a means of ensuring universal access to high-quality ECE services.

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks

    27 September 2013

    The Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks are intended to provide supplementary practical information and guidance to flag States that can be reflected in their national laws and other measures to implement Regulation 3.2 and the Code of the MLC, 2006.

  2. Guidelines on training in the port sector

    25 November 2011

    The ILO Guidelines on training in the port sector present a competency-based framework for portworker training methods and are the first ILO sector specific training guidelines.

Postal and telecommunications services

  1. Guidelines on HIV and AIDS for the postal sector

    01 October 2011

    The International Labour Office (ILO), through its Programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS) and the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR), in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and UNI Global Union (formerly Union Network International) have contributed to the formulation of the present Guidelines on HIV and AIDS and the postal sector and participated in the implementation of the first phase of the campaign in the following seven selected pilot countries: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Estonia, Mali and Nigeria.

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. Guidelines on the medical examinations of seafarers

    30 September 2011

    These Guidelines will assist medical practitioners, shipowners, seafarers’ representatives, seafarers and other relevant persons with the conduct of medical fitness examinations of serving seafarers and seafarer candidates.

Agriculture; plantations; other rural sectors

  1. Safety and health in agriculture

    21 March 2011

    This code of practice is intended to raise awareness of the hazards and risks associated with agriculture and promote their effective management and control; to help prevent occupational accidents and diseases and improve the working environment in practice; to encourage governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders to cooperate to prevent accidents and diseases; to promote more positive attitudes and behaviour towards occupational safety and health in agriculture throughout the sector; ensure that good workplace health and safety practices are applied to all workers in the workplace regardless of age or gender.

Health services

  1. The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS policy guidelines on improving health workers’ access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support services: A guidance note

    25 November 2010

    Health workers often lack adequate access to preventive measures such as personal protective supplies or equipments as well as treatment access. The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS 14-point policy guidelines have been developed to respond to this need and contribute to the promotion of universal access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support.

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188)

    19 February 2010

    The Guidelines are intended to provide supplementary practical information and guidance to port State administrations that can be adapted to reflect national practices and policies and other applicable international arrangements in force governing port State control inspections of fishing vessels.

  2. Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    13 February 2009

    The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the MLC, 2006.

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