News

2019

  1. Countries urged to ratify labour conventions

    18 February 2019

    To mark its Centenary the International Labour Organization is calling on governments to ratify at least one international labour standard in 2019.

  2. Malta renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    14 February 2019

    Malta ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), as well as of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  3. 2019 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    08 February 2019

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

  4. Ireland joins efforts to combat forced labour

    04 February 2019

    Ireland has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 29th ILO Member State to do so.

  5. New consolidated text of the Maritime Labour Convention now available, including amendments on increased protection for seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying

    01 February 2019

  6. Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention

    30 January 2019

    Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.

  7. Maritime Centenary Challenge: reaching 100 ratifications of the MLC, 2006

    23 January 2019

  8. Russian Federation’s renewed commitment to combat forced labour

    17 January 2019

    The Russian Federation has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 28th ILO Member State to do so.

  9. UK joins efforts to ensure decent work in the fishing sector

    16 January 2019

    The United Kingdom has ratified the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), becoming the 13th ILO Member State to do so.

2018

  1. Samoa ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

    12 December 2018