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2021

  1. Information note on maritime labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19) - Revised version 3.0

    03 February 2021

    Including the General Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and recommendations and joint statements of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

  2. Chile ratifies the Protocol to Convention No. 29, reaffirming its commitment to fight against forced labour

    20 January 2021

    Chile ratified the ILO Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 . With the culmination of this process, Chile becomes the third country in South America to take on the challenge of moving forward to become a country free of forced labour.

  3. Enhanced protection for seafarers affected by acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships

    15 January 2021

2020

  1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) - Fifth edition, 2019

    22 December 2020

    Fifth edition, 2019

  2. Statement of the Officers of the STC on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regarding increased collaboration between shipowners and charterers to facilitate crew changes - 15 December 2020

    18 December 2020

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

  3. General observation on matters arising from the application of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) during the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 December 2020

    Adopted by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) at its 91st session (Nov. - Dec. 2020)

  4. Namibia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) and the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)

    10 December 2020

  5. © Cai Yang / Xinhua via AFP 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.

  6. Saudi Arabia ratifies ILO conventions setting out safeguards with crucial importance for the response to COVID-19

    07 December 2020

    Saudi Arabia ratifies the Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 (No. 95) and the Hygiene (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1964 (No. 120).

  7. Annual meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    ILO supervision of international labour standards to focus on employment.