Sectoral standards

The ILO has adopted sector-specific international Conventions and Recommendations in agriculture, commerce, construction, fishing, health services, hotels and restaurants, mining, shipping, public service, and road transport. The ILO has also worked with other international organizations to develop and assist to implement, standards that rely on the principles and concepts of international labour standards, in sectors such as culture and education.

Agriculture; plantations; other rural sectors

  1. C129 Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969

    25 June 1969

    Convention concerning Labour Inspection in Agriculture
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 01/19/1972.)

  2. C184 Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention, 2001

    21 June 2001

    Convention concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture
    (Note: Date of coming into force:09/20/2003.)

  3. R192 Safety and Health in Agriculture Recommendation, 2001

    21 June 2001

    Recommendation concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture

Chemical industries

  1. C170 Chemicals Convention, 1990

    25 June 1990

    Convention concerning Safety in the use of Chemicals at Work

  2. R177 Chemicals Recommendation, 1990

    25 June 1990

    RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING SAFETY IN THE USE OF CHEMICALS AT WORK

Construction

  1. C167 Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988

    20 June 1988

    Convention concerning Safety and Health in Construction
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 01/11/1991.)

  2. R175 Safety and Health in Construction Recommendation, 1988

    21 June 1988

    RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING SAFETY AND HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION

Education

  1. ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, 1966

    30 August 2011

  2. 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.

Health services

  1. C149 Nursing Personnel Convention, 1977

    21 June 1977

    Convention concerning Employment and Conditions of Work and Life of Nursing Personnel
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 07/11/1979.)