News

2012

  1. Tuvalu ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    05 March 2012

    Tuvalu is the fifth member State from the Asia-Pacific region – after Australia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Singapore – to have ratified the landmark Convention.

  2. 2012 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    02 March 2012

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

  3. Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    27 February 2012

    Saint Kitts and Nevis becomes the 24th member State to ratify the landmark Convention.

  4. ILO launches comprehensive new database on labour standards

    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.

2011

  1. ILO releases report on the High Level Mission to Greece of September 2011

    16 December 2011

  2. Australia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    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.

  3. The Netherlands ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    13 December 2011

    The Netherlands becomes the sixth EU member state, after Spain, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia and Luxembourg to ratify the landmark convention.

  4. Reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association - 362nd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association

    16 November 2011

  5. 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.

  6. Korea ratifies three ILO Conventions

    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).