News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

2021

  1. © UN 2021

    UN leaders urge companies relying on shipping supply chains to undertake urgent measures to protect seafarers’ rights

    06 May 2021

    New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea, as new COVID variants threaten to further delay crew changes.

  2. © ILO 2021

    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. © Marc A. Hermann / MTA 2021

    Seafarers and aircrew need priority COVID-19 vaccination

    26 March 2021

    UN organizations issue joint call for seafarers and aircrew to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.

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

    25 February 2021

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.

  5. Enhanced protection for seafarers affected by acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships

    15 January 2021

2020

  1. © Cai Yang / Xinhua via AFP 2021

    ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis

    08 December 2020

    Its resolution addresses the plight of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who have been trapped at sea for as many as 17 months or longer because of pandemic restrictions.

  2. End the plight of stranded seafarers

    24 September 2020

    COVID-19 containment measures, travel restrictions and border closures, continue to make it increasingly difficult for ship operators worldwide to conduct required crew changes. The ILO, shipowners’ and seafarers’ organizations and UN bodies call to end the plight of seafarers and to fully respect seafarers’ rights.

  3. Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis”

    15 September 2020

    ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions.

  4. © ILO 2021

    ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement

    09 July 2020

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea due to the pandemic, a new international agreement recognizes them as key workers who should be protected.

  5. © Italian government 2021

    ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ so they can safely return home, says the International Labour Organization.