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

What's new

  1. Publication

    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2016)

    23 September 2016

    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.

  2. Publication

    The Right to Social Security in the Constitutions of the World: Broadening the moral and legal space for social justice

    02 September 2016

    ILO Global Study, Volume 1: EUROPE

  3. ILO Technical Notes

    ILO Technical Notes - The state of application of the provisions for social security of the international treaties on social rights

    02 September 2016

    ILO country-specific reference tools on member States’ compliance and reporting obligations in the field of social security are now available on NORMLEX under Country profiles.

  4. Maritime Labour Convention

    Algeria ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    29 July 2016

    Algeria is the 79th Member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  5. © ILO / Maillard J. 2016

    Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers and their families ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability

    21 July 2016

    ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability.

  6. Maritime Labour Convention

    Portugal ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    14 July 2016

    Portugal is the 78th Member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  7. Forced labour

    France joins the global movement against forced labour

    14 June 2016

  8. News

    Overwhelming ILO support for the protection against harassment and bullying onboard ships, improved procedures concerning the maritime labour certificate and an electronic seafarer identity document

    13 June 2016

  9. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Portugal – Conventions Nos. 29 and 111

    11 June 2016

    Governing Body (GB.327/INS/5/4), June 2016

  10. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Peru – Convention No. 169

    11 June 2016

    Governing Body (GB.327/INS/5/3), June 2016