Sectoral standards

The ILO has adopted sector-specific international Conventions and Recommendations in agriculture, commerce, construction, fishing, health services, hotels and restaurants, mining, shipping, public service, and road transport. The ILO has also worked with other international organizations to develop and assist to implement, standards that rely on the principles and concepts of international labour standards, in sectors such as culture and education.

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. R199 - Work in Fishing Recommendation, 2007 (No. 199)

    29 January 2020

    Work in Fishing Recommendation, 2007

  2. Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

    22 February 2021

    The Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  3. Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

    22 February 2021

    The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

Textiles; clothing; leather; footwear

  1. Draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    06 September 2021

    Draft code of practice for discussion at the Meeting of Experts to discuss and adopt the draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (Geneva, 4–8 October 2021)

  2. Code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    16 November 2021

Hotels; catering; tourism

  1. C172 Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991

    25 June 1991

    Convention concerning Working Conditions in Hotels, Restaurants and similar Establishments
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 07/07/1994)

  2. R179 Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Recommendation, 1991

    25 June 1991

    Recommendation concerning Working Conditions in Hotels, Restaurants and similar Establishments

  3. ILO guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism

    23 November 2017

    Guidelines adopted at the Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism (Geneva, 20-24 February 2017)

Transport (including civil aviation; railways; road transport)

  1. C153 Hours of Work and Rest Periods (Road Transport) Convention, 1979

    27 June 1979

    Convention concerning Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 02/10/1983.)

  2. R161 Hours of Work and Rest Periods (Road Transport) Recommendation, 1979

    27 June 1979

    Recommendation concerning Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport