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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

Highlights

  1. ILC, 109th session, 2021

    Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS)

    The Committee will meet virtually from 3 to 19 June 2021, with an early opening sitting on 28 May 2021

  2. Covid-19: Protecting workers

  3. 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

    In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic and uncertainty related to the travel restrictions in many Member States, the Governing Body decided by correspondence in July 2020 to postpone the sixth meeting of the SRM TWG from 14–18 September 2020 until a date in 2021 to be determined by the Governing Body at its 340th Session (October-November 2020).
    Further information and advice is available from the ILO helpdesk on the SRM TWG (srmtwg@ilo.org).
  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. International Labour Standards

    Korea recognizing respect for fundamental labour standards as the foundation for tackling the challenges of the future of work

    29 April 2021

    The Republic of Korea’s ratification of 3 fundamental ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  2. © ILO 2021

    Fourth Meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention

    The ILO calls for full respect of seafarers’ rights and for the vaccination of seafarers

    29 April 2021

    Seafarers need COVID-19 vaccinations, wherever they are, to avoid delays and disruption in supply chains.

  3. International Labour Standards

    Somalia recognizes decent work for women and men as the foundation of peace and resilience

    19 April 2021

    Somalia’s ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and six more ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  4. FAQ

    ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus) - Version 3.0

    14 April 2021

    FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, and guidance from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations
    (13 April 2021 - Version 3.0)

  5. © ILO 2021

    GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body concludes its 341st session

    30 March 2021

    The March 2021 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 27 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.