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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. Guide on Established Practices

  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. ILC, 109th session, 2021

    New rules of procedure

    On 18 June 2021, the International Labour Conference adopted a consolidated text of amended Standing Orders of the Conference. This is the first comprehensive review of the rules of procedure of the annual Conference to be undertaken since 1945.

  4. Covid-19: Protecting workers

  1. Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG)

  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. © Vitor Marinho 2021

    Social protection

    ILO reaches ratification target for landmark social security Convention

    08 November 2021

    Paraguay has become the 60th country to ratify the flagship ILO social security Convention, No.102, reaching a target set in 2012 by the ILO’s Governing Body.

  2. Publication

    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Record of Proceedings (ILC 2021)

    25 October 2021

    The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards, a standing tripartite body of the International Labour Conference and an essential component of the ILO’s supervisory system, examines each year the report published by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.

  3. Occupational Safety and Health

    Cameroon ratifies the Occupational Safety and Health Convention

    08 October 2021

  4. Maternity Protection

    Germany ratifies the Maternity Protection Convention

    30 September 2021

  5. Occupational Safety and Health

    Uzbekistan ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention

    14 September 2021

    The Government of Uzbekistan has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187). The Convention is one of the key ILO instruments on workplace safety and health and commits countries to promote continuous improvement on the issue.