Guidance on Ratification

ILO Centenary Ratification Campaign

The present note compiles references to key outcome documents of the Organization that provide guidance on ratification of international labour Conventions and Protocols by ILO member States.

The note aims to assist ILO’s field offices and organizations engaged in the campaign in promoting the ratification of at least 1 up-to-date Convention in the course of the centenary year (2019), thereby paying due attention to the fundamental, governance and up-to-date technical Conventions. The note summarizes existing guidance from official ILO documents and resolutions or decisions from ILO organs on ratification. As a summary, it is not exhaustive nor authoritative on questions raised under international law in relation to the ratification of Conventions.