UN leaders urge companies relying on shipping supply chains to undertake urgent measures to protect seafarers’ rights
06 May 2021
New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea, as new COVID variants threaten to further delay crew changes.
29 April 2021
Seafarers need COVID-19 vaccinations, wherever they are, to avoid delays and disruption in supply chains.
26 March 2021
UN organizations issue joint call for seafarers and aircrew to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.
25 February 2021
The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.
15 January 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
08 June 2020
Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ so they can safely return home, says the International Labour Organization.