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Labour standards

International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level.  more

What's new

  1. Commission of Inquiry

    ILO Commission of Inquiry will visit the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 8 to 12 July, 2019

    08 July 2019

  2. Q&A

    ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  3. 108th International Labour Conference

    New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

    21 June 2019

    The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.

  4. Forced labour

    Germany reaffirms its commitment to combatting all forms of forced labour

    20 June 2019

    Germany has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 36th ILO Member State to do so.

  5. Maternity Protection

    San Marino ratifies the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183)

    19 June 2019