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.

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. Resolution concerning port State control (Convention No. 188)

    15 June 2007

  2. Resolution concerning tonnage measurement and accommodation (Convention No. 188)

    15 June 2007

  3. Resolution concerning promotion of welfare for the fishers

    15 June 2007

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Guidelines for implementing the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    17 October 2014

    The purpose of these guidelines is to assist States to implement the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). These guidelines will be submitted to the March 2015 session of the Governing Body of the ILO for its consideration.

Hotels; catering; tourism

  1. C172 Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991

    25 June 1991

    Convention concerning Working Conditions in Hotels, Restaurants and similar Establishments
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 07/07/1994)

  2. R179 Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Recommendation, 1991

    25 June 1991

    Recommendation concerning Working Conditions in Hotels, Restaurants and similar Establishments

Transport (including civil aviation; railways; road transport)

  1. C153 Hours of Work and Rest Periods (Road Transport) Convention, 1979

    27 June 1979

    Convention concerning Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 02/10/1983.)

  2. R161 Hours of Work and Rest Periods (Road Transport) Recommendation, 1979

    27 June 1979

    Recommendation concerning Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport