1. Kazakhstan ratifies the Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 (No. 175)

    25 May 2022

  2. ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    18 May 2022

    An increase in minimum monthly wages has been agreed for the world’s seafarers.

  3. Shipping industry adopts amendments to Maritime Labour Convention to improve seafarers’ conditions

    16 May 2022

    Drawing from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), to improve the living and working conditions of seafarers.

  4. First ratification of Convention No. 190 in the Caribbean

    09 May 2022

    Antigua and Barbuda ratifies Conventions Nos 190 and 183

  5. Albania ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    06 May 2022

    Albania becomes the 13th country in the world, and the 5th country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  6. Switzerland ratifies the Chemicals Convention and the Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Convention

    26 April 2022

    Switzerland's ratification of Conventions Nos. 170 and 174 was marked by a ceremony attended by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

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    ILO welcomes China’s move towards the ratification of two forced labour Conventions

    20 April 2022

    Once these ratifications take place, the total number of ILO Conventions ratified by China will rise to 28, including six of the eight Fundamental Conventions.

  8. The Republic of San Marino ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    14 April 2022

    San Marino becomes the 12th country in the world, and the 4th country in Europe, to ratify Convention No. 190.

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    Maritime Labour Convention reaches 100th ratification

    11 April 2022

    By reaching this milestone, the Maritime Labour Convention provides the shipping industry with globally recognized standards that cover more than 96 per cent of the world’s shipping.

  10. Oman: 100th Member State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    31 March 2022

    Oman is the 100th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.