12 November 2015
China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.
21 October 2015
The Republic of Cabo Verde is the 67th ILO member State to ratify the Convention
India ratifies the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention and the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
09 October 2015
India is the 31st ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 185 and the 66th to ratify the MLC, 2006
Tripartite Meeting of Experts recommends revisions to the Annexes to Convention No. 185 to keep them in line with modern identity document technology
10 March 2015
17 February 2015
For the first time this year, the CEACR has reviewed a number of first reports from ILO member States that have ratified the MLC and has formulated comments on the application of the MLC by these member States.
ILO to hold an international Tripartite Meeting of Experts to advise on recognition of Seafarers’ Identity Documents and border security concerns
02 February 2015
From 4 to 6 February 2015, the ILO Governing Body has convened an international tripartite meeting of maritime and technical experts on border control to advise on the national implementation of the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185).
22 October 2014
Maritime occupational safety and health experts agree on guidelines to bolster the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
20 August 2014
The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it's like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.
Exponential movement to achieve widespread ratification and effective implementation: The 1st anniversary of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
20 August 2014
Today one year after entry force, 64 countries that are responsible for working and living conditions of seafarers on more than 80 per cent of the world’s fleet have ratified the Convention.
12 August 2014
Kenya is the 64th ILO member State and the tenth African State – after Liberia, Gabon, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Congo – to have ratified the MLC, 2006.