News

2011

  1. 2011 General Survey concerning social security instruments in light of the 2008 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization

    09 March 2011

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations is publishing this year a General Survey on Social Security Instruments, which is the second General Survey linked to the follow-up of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization adopted in 2008.

  2. The Swiss Confederation ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of its adoption

    21 February 2011

    Switzerland is the 12th Member State, the 6th European country, and the first landlocked State with maritime interests, to ratify the MLC, 2006. The Swiss ratification gives a major boost to the ratification campaign launched by the ILO Director-General in December 2010 inviting member States to ratify the MLC, 2006 either on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of its adoption in February 2011or at the equally symbolic 100th session of the International Labour Conference in June 2011.

  3. A legal perspective on the role of international labour standards in rebalancing globalization

    20 February 2011

    by Eric Gravel, Tomi Kohiyama and Katerina Tsotroudi (International Labour Standards Department) - Research Conference on ‘Key Lessons from the Crisis and Way Forward’(16-17 February 2011 - International Institute for Labour Studies)

  4. 2011 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    16 February 2011

    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.

2010

  1. Italy is ready to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention

    16 December 2010

  2. Pacific regional tripartite workshop considered ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    30 November 2010

    The workshop that was held in Nadi, Fiji from 27 to 29 October 2010 brought together seafarers, ship-owners and government labour and maritime officers from Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu to promote the ratification and implementation of the MLC, adopted by the ILO’s International Labour Conference in 2006.

  3. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratifies Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006)

    26 November 2010

  4. 358th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (November 2010)

    19 November 2010

    Governing Body, 309th Session, GB.309/8, November 2010

  5. Singapore ratifies ILO Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

    04 October 2010

    The ILO Director-General welcomed the ratification of "this important governance instrument by the Government of Singapore which underpins practices in the area of tripartism and social dialogue in respect of international labour standards and labour legislation."

  6. Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Extracts from the Record of Proceedings (ILC 2010)

    28 September 2010

    International Labour Conference - Ninety-ninth Session, Geneva, 2010