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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


  1. Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG)

  1. Committee on the Application of Standards

    ILC, 110th session, 2022

    The Committee met from Monday 30 May to Friday 10 June 2022, in a format combining in-person attendance and remote participation by videoconferencing technology.

  2. Securing decent work for nursing personnel and domestic workers, key actors in the care economy

    15 March 2022

    2022 General Survey

  3. ILO releases the 2022 report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    10 February 2022

  4. COVID-19 and International Labour Standards


  5. International labour standards and human rights

    28 March 2022

  6. Training on International Labour Standards

What's new

  1. Publication

    Conference Committee on the Application of Standards: Record of Proceedings (ILC 2022)

    10 October 2022

    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.

  2. News

    Barbados becomes the 2nd Caribbean country to ratify the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (C190)

    14 September 2022

    The country deposited the instrument of ratification on 1 September 2022

  3. Occupational safety and health

    The Lao People's Democratic Republic ratifies the two fundamental Conventions on Occupational Safety and Health

    13 September 2022

  4. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    Forced labour Conventions

    China ratifies the two ILO Fundamental Conventions on forced labour

    12 August 2022

    In a ceremony at the ILO, China presented the ratification documents for two additional ILO Fundamental Conventions, covering forced labour; the Conventions will enter into force one year after the signing.

  5. Statement

    Statement of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee on ensuring a safe working environment on board vessels where seafarers can live without fear of discrimination and physical or mental abuse

    04 August 2022

    Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended