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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. 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.

  2. New Website 

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

  3. Covid-19: Protecting workers

  1. The standards initiative

  2. Training on International Labour Standards

  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. Workers' rights

    ILO Observation Mission Announcement in Mexico

    30 July 2021

    Collective Bargaining Agreement Vote – GM plant, Silao, Guanajuato.

  2. Domestic Workers

    Norway ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    09 July 2021

    Norway becomes the 33rd ILO member State to ratify this Convention

  3. Violence and Harassment

    Mauritius ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    01 July 2021

    Mauritius became the seventh country in the world, and the third African country, to ratify the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

  4. © Crozet / ILO 2021

    Press release

    ILO Governing Body elects new Chair and Vice-Chairs

    28 June 2021

    At its 342nd session, the ILO’s Governing Body elected a new Chair and Vice-Chairs, and discussed a number of items arising from the June session of the International Labour Conference.

  5. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    Germany ratifies ILO Convention, 1989 (No. 169) as a strong expression of solidarity for the protection of indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights

    25 June 2021