News

2011

  1. Benin ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    15 June 2011

    The Director of the International Labour Standards Department, Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, received the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) from Ms Memouna Kora Zaki Leadi, Minister of Labour and Public Administration of Benin. Benin is the second African country, after Liberia, to ratify the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  2. Towards widespread ratification and effective implementation of the governance Conventions - Plan of action (2010-2016)

    03 June 2011

    Labour Inspection - Employment Policy - Tripartite Consultation

  3. Chile ratifies ILO Convention 187 on the promotional framework for Occupational Safety and Health

    27 April 2011

    The Government of Chile has delivered to the International Labour Organization the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention No. 187 concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health.

  4. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Examine the Termination of Employment Convention and Recommendation

    ILO Geneva, 18 - 21 April 2011 - The purpose of the meeting of a tripartite working group of experts was to examine the Termination of Employment Convention, 1982 (No. 158) and the Termination of Employment Recommendation, 1982 (No. 166); to identify obstacles to ratification and implementation and other relevant current trends in law and practice.

  5. 359th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (March 2011)

    23 March 2011

    Governing Body, 310th Session, GB.310/8, March 2011

  6. 2011 General Survey concerning social security instruments in light of the 2008 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization

    09 March 2011

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations is publishing this year a General Survey on Social Security Instruments, which is the second General Survey linked to the follow-up of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization adopted in 2008.

  7. The Swiss Confederation ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of its adoption

    21 February 2011

    Switzerland is the 12th Member State, the 6th European country, and the first landlocked State with maritime interests, to ratify the MLC, 2006. The Swiss ratification gives a major boost to the ratification campaign launched by the ILO Director-General in December 2010 inviting member States to ratify the MLC, 2006 either on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of its adoption in February 2011or at the equally symbolic 100th session of the International Labour Conference in June 2011.

  8. A legal perspective on the role of international labour standards in rebalancing globalization

    20 February 2011

    by Eric Gravel, Tomi Kohiyama and Katerina Tsotroudi (International Labour Standards Department) - Research Conference on ‘Key Lessons from the Crisis and Way Forward’(16-17 February 2011 - International Institute for Labour Studies)

  9. 2011 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    16 February 2011

    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.

2010

  1. Italy is ready to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention

    16 December 2010