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Labour standards

International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level.  more


  1. New Website 

    Presentation of the General Survey 2020 and Addendum 2021  "Promoting employment and decent work in a changing landscape

  2. ILC, 109th session, 2021

    Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS)

    The Committee met virtually on 28 May 2021 and from 3 to 19 June 2021.

  3. Covid-19: Protecting workers

  4. Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report

    25 February 2021

  1. Training on International Labour Standards

  2. The standards initiative

  3. #Trade4DecentWork

    Trade for Decent Work Project

    The project aims at improving the application of the ILO fundamental Conventions in EU trading partner countries through improved labour relations and working conditions

What's new

  1. Web page

    Presentation of the General Survey 2020 and Addendum 2021 "Promoting Employment in a Changing Landscape"

    02 June 2021

  2. Occupational Safety and Health

    The Republic of Moldova ratifies the Occupational Health Services Convention, 1985 (No. 161)

    29 May 2021

  3. Maritime Labour Convention

    Mozambique ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2021

    Mozambique became the 98th Member State of the ILO to ratify the Convention.

  4. Convention No. 184 and Convention No. 185

    Iraq ratifies agriculture and seafarers Conventions

    27 May 2021

  5. Forced Labour

    Saudi Arabia reinforces its commitment to eradicate forced labour in all its forms

    27 May 2021

    Saudi Arabia ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention