1. Journeys of a thousand miles begin with a single step

    24 June 2010

    The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) is expected to come into force soon, with the required level of ratifications being reached by late 2010 or early 2011.

  2. 357th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (June 2010)

    18 June 2010

    Governing Body, 308th Session, GB.308/3, June 2010

  3. Canada joins other key maritime States to help bring seafarers' decent work Convention into force

    17 June 2010

    The Government of Canada deposited its instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 with the International Labour Office on 15 June. Canada is the first North American country to ratify this key maritime labour Convention, sometimes called the “super convention”, adopted by the 94th International Labour Conference (Maritime) in Geneva in February 2006.

  4. 2010 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards

    17 June 2010

    International Labour Conference, 99th Session, Geneva, 2010

  5. Plan of action (2010-2016) to achieve widespread ratification and effective implementation of the occupational safety and health instruments (Convention No. 155, its 2002 Protocol and Convention No. 187)

    15 June 2010

    The determined efforts made over recent years by the ILO and its constituents to develop a more holistic and integrated approach to the fundamental issue of occupational safety and health (OSH) culminated in the adoption by the ILO Governing Body at its 307th Session (March 2010) of a Plan of Action for achieving the widespread ratification and effective implementation of the three OSH instruments (Convention No. 155, its 2002 Protocol and Convention No. 187). This Plan of Action builds on the 2003 Global Strategy on OSH, the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187), and the 2009 General Survey on Occupational Safety and Health.

  6. ILO Study Mission on Singapore’s Tripartism Framework: Prospects for Ratification of the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144) - [Singapore, 18 to 22 January 2010]

    14 June 2010

    International Labour Standards Department (NORMES) - Industrial and Employment Relations Department (DIALOGUE)

  7. Catalogue of publications on International Labour Standards

    08 June 2010

    June 2009 – June 2010

  8. Central African Republic ratifies ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    20 April 2010

    ILO Convention No. 169 is based on the recognition of indigenous and tribal peoples’ aspirations to exercise control over their own institutions, ways of life and economic development and to maintain and develop their identities, languages and religions, within the framework of the States in which they live. The Central African Republic will become the first African Member State of the ILO to ratify this Convention.

  9. Bulgaria ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

    20 April 2010

    By ratifying this significant Convention, Bulgaria became the second European Union country, after Spain, to ratify this instrument, also referred to as the fourth pillar of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping.

  10. Report form for the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (PDF format)

    23 March 2010

    The present report form is for the use of countries which have ratified the Convention. It has been approved by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, in accordance with article 22 of the ILO Constitution (GB.307/10/2(Rev.), March 2010)