Maritime Labour Convention

Djibouti ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

News | 13 August 2018
On 20 July 2018, Djibouti deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006). Djibouti is the 88th member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention. Djibouti is a coastal State situated on one of the main global maritime routes, at the junction between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Many efforts have been made in recent years for Djibouti to become a maritime transport hub, with the development of port infrastructure that is essential for the region. This ratification is therefore an important step towards the universal application of the Convention.

The MLC, 2006, is the fourth pillar of the international regulatory regime for the maritime sector, alongside the three Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), namely the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW), as revised in 1995, and again in Manila in 2010.

The MLC, 2006, will enter into force for Djibouti on 20 July 2019, one year after its ratification. For further information, please visit the MLC, 2006, webpage.