News

2020

  1. New Statement of the Officers of the STC on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - 1 October 2020

    01 October 2020

    Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

  2. End the plight of stranded seafarers

    24 September 2020

    COVID-19 containment measures, travel restrictions and border closures, continue to make it increasingly difficult for ship operators worldwide to conduct required crew changes. The ILO, shipowners’ and seafarers’ organizations and UN bodies call to end the plight of seafarers and to fully respect seafarers’ rights.

  3. High-Level Side Event on COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis

    On the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the ILO and the United Nations Global Compact, collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, bring together heads of UN agencies, governments, multinational corporations, and shipowner and seafarer representatives, to discuss the present crisis and raise awareness for the important and unsung role of seafarers.

  4. Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis”

    15 September 2020

    ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions.

  5. Decision concerning the postponement of some official meetings

    06 August 2020

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    ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

    04 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).

  7. Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), and Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129) - General observation, publication 2020

    03 August 2020

    At its 2019 session (November–December), the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) adopted a general observation on the application of the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), and of the Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129). The text of this observation is reproduced in this brochure.

  8. Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156) - General observation, publication 2020

    03 August 2020

    At its 2019 session (November–December), the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) adopted a general observation on the application of the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156). The text of this observation is reproduced in this brochure.

  9. Information note on maritime labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19) - Revised version 2.0

    10 July 2020

    Including a joint statement of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

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    ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement

    09 July 2020

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea due to the pandemic, a new international agreement recognizes them as key workers who should be protected.