27 February 2012
Saint Kitts and Nevis becomes the 24th member State to ratify the landmark Convention.
12 February 2012
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a comprehensive new database providing open access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards as well as national labour and social security laws.
16 December 2011
14 December 2011
Australia becomes the 22nd member State to ratify the landmark Convention, which sets out seafarers’ rights to decent working and living conditions while creating fair competition for shipowners.
13 December 2011
The Netherlands becomes the sixth EU member state, after Spain, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia and Luxembourg to ratify the landmark convention.
Reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association - 362nd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association
16 November 2011
Rights at work in times of crisis: Trends at the country level in terms of compliance with international labour standards
15 November 2011
This paper seeks to identify trends in rights at work during the global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008, in terms of international labour standards. Its primary sources of information use recent observations of the International Labour Organisation’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) relating to the crisis, as well as data collected in the ILO/World Bank inventory standardized questionnaire of policy responses to the crisis on a sample of 50 countries covering the period mid-2008 - mid-2010.
14 November 2011
The Government of Korea ratified the Unemployment Convention, 1919 (No. 2), Forty-Hour Week Convention, 1935 (No. 47) and Occupational Cancer Convention, 1974 (No. 139).
01 November 2011
Kiribati is the second country from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands, to ratify the landmark Convention.
Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2011)
18 October 2011
The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards, a standing tripartite body of the International Labour Conference and an essential component of the ILO’s supervisory system, examines each year the report published by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations. Following the technical and independent scrutiny of government reports carried out by the Committee of Experts, the Conference Committee provides the opportunity for the representatives of governments, employers and workers to examine jointly the manner in which States fulfil their obligations deriving from Conventions and Recommendations. The Officers of the Committee also prepare a list of observations contained in the report of the Committee of Experts on which it would appear desirable to invite governments to provide information to the Conference Committee, which examines over 20 individual cases every year.