International labour standards in Asia and the Pacific

The opening session of the International Labour Conference.
International labour standards are legal instruments drawn up by the ILO’s tripartite constituents (governments, employers and workers) that lay down principles, rights and minimum standards related to work and workplaces. These standards can be either conventions, which are binding international treaties, or recommendations, which are non-binding.

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Key resources

  1. NORMLEX - Information System on International Labour Standards

    Brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws, includes the information which was previously contained in NATLEX, ILOLEX, APPLIS and LIBSYND databases.

  2. Ratifications of fundamental Conventions in Asia and the Pacific

  3. Rules of the Game: An introduction to the standards-related work of the International Labour Organization (Centenary edition 2019)

    Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this revised publication provides an introduction to international labour standards and discusses their importance in today’s global economy, the subjects they cover, how they are applied and supervised, and where further information can be sought.