News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
Efforts to limit the effects of Omicron on seafarers must be scaled up, UN agencies say
28 February 2022
Access to vaccines, COVID tests, health documents and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be improved, say ILO, IMO, UNCTAD and WHO.
Kenya ratifies key international labour standards for fishers and seafarers
21 February 2022
The Government of Kenya has ratified two international labour standards that will promote decent work for the country’s seafarers and fishers. It has also submitted notification of acceptance of amendments to a third, already ratified, maritime labour Convention.
Antigua and Barbuda ratifies nine ILO instruments
24 August 2021
Mozambique ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)
28 May 2021
Mozambique became the 98th Member State of the ILO to ratify the Convention.
Iraq ratifies agriculture and seafarers Conventions
27 May 2021
UN leaders urge companies relying on shipping supply chains to undertake urgent measures to protect seafarers’ rights
06 May 2021
New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea, as new COVID variants threaten to further delay crew changes.
The ILO calls for full respect of seafarers’ rights and for the vaccination of seafarers
29 April 2021
Seafarers need COVID-19 vaccinations, wherever they are, to avoid delays and disruption in supply chains.
Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report
25 February 2021
The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.
Enhanced protection for seafarers affected by acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships
15 January 2021
ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis
08 December 2020
Its resolution addresses the plight of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who have been trapped at sea for as many as 17 months or longer because of pandemic restrictions.