News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006


  1. Global register on seafarer deaths

    09 April 2024

  2. © ILO 2024

    ILO and IMO recommend new steps against shipboard violence, harassment, and sexual assault

    06 March 2024

    The organizations’ recommendations include amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, a new IMO mandatory training for seafarers, and a joint IMO/ILO international awareness campaign.

  3. Georgia joins efforts to protect seafarers’ rights by ratifying the Maritime Labour Convention

    15 February 2024

    Georgia is the 105th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.

  4. Seafarers' identity documents: facilitating access to shore leave, transfer and transit for seafarers while enhancing security in ports and borders

    31 January 2024


  1. © Frederick Doerschem 2024

    New conclusions and recommendations pave the way to decent work in the inland waterways sector

    06 December 2023

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives agreed on concrete measures to improve the living and working conditions of inland water transport workers and establish a level-playing field in the sector.

  2. © Iam Anupong 2024

    More must be done to protect seafarers and fishers’ rights says Work at Sea Conference

    16 November 2023

    The first joint seafarers high-level conference organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) acknowledged the pivotal role played by seafarers and fishers in future global development.

  3. © ILO 2024

    Portugal commits to address harassment and bullying in the maritime sector

    19 October 2023

    Harassment and bullying, particularly of women seafarers, are issues of great concern in shipping.

  4. Portugal commits to enhance the protection of seafarers in cases of abandonment and piracy

    14 June 2023

    Portugal deposited the declaration of acceptance of the Amendments of 2014 and of 2018 to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

  5. ILO and IMO chiefs pledge continued support for seafarers

    31 May 2023

  6. Syrian Arab Republic ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    06 April 2023

    Syria is the 103rd Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention