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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.

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  1. Maritime Labour Convention

    Ireland ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    28 July 2014

    Ireland is the 63rd ILO member State and the 21st Member State of the European Union (EU) to have ratified this Convention

  2. Maritime Labour Convention

    Belize ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    21 July 2014

    Belize is the 62nd ILO member State and the eighth Member State of the Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Caribbean Region to have ratified this Convention

  3. Italy

    Promoting labour rights: A key role for Parliaments

    27 June 2014

    Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director, International Labour Standards Department of the ILO in Geneva, travelled to Rome to open the hearing at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament organized by the Labour Commission on Wednesday, June 25 in Rome.

  4. Committee on Freedom of Association

    372nd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (June 2014)

    13 June 2014

  5. Meeting document

    2014 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards

    12 June 2014

    International Labour Conference, 103rd Session, Geneva, 2014

  6. Maritime Labour Convention

    Islamic Republic of Iran ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    11 June 2014

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is the first West Asian country to ratify this landmark Convention

  7. Maritime Labour Convention

    International Labour Organization overwhelmingly supports new international law to protect abandoned seafarers and provide financial security for death or long-term disability of seafarers

    11 June 2014

    The approval of these amendments was a major step in establishing binding international law on these issues which are very important for the shipping industry

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