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.

Transport (including civil aviation; railways; road transport)

  1. 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

Forestry; wood; pulp and paper

  1. Guidelines for labour inspection in forestry

    28 January 2005

    The guidelines address some of the main issues and general principles of labour standards and their inspection in the forestry sector (from planting to logging). The guidelines are aimed at three main users: labour inspectors/certifiers, forest managers, and training and educational organizations.