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    ILO Governing Body concludes its 341st session

    30 March 2021

    The March 2021 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 27 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

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    Fifty steps forward against forced labour

    26 March 2021

    Sudan’s ratification of the ILO Protocol on Forced Labour and Conventions on freedom of association and social dialogue, was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  3. Promoting employment and decent work in a changing landscape. Addendum to the 2020 General Survey

    17 March 2021

  4. 50 for Freedom forced labour campaign reaches landmark target

    17 March 2021

    Fifty countries have shown their commitment to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery by ratifying the ILO Forced Labour Protocol (P.29). The ratifications have met an initial target set by the 50 for Freedom campaign, which urges governments to take action on forced labour. Sudan became the fiftieth country to ratify.

  5. Understanding the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169): A tool for judges and legal practitioners

    05 March 2021

    This tool is intended to promote a better understanding in practice of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). It is targeted at judges and counsel in national and international courts, teachers, public servants, independent lawyers, international officials, jurists and other practitioners in the legal system engaged in subjects related to indigenous peoples.

  6. Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report

    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.

  7. 2021 Report on the application of international labour standards

    15 February 2021

    Addendum to the 2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR).

  8. Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments - Third (revised) edition, 2021

    10 February 2021

    This book contains three Conventions relating to the maritime sector and several documents relevant to their implementation: the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006); the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention, (Revised), 2003, as amended (No. 185); and the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

  9. Information note on maritime labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19) - Revised version 3.0

    03 February 2021

    Including the General Observation of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and recommendations and joint statements of the Officers of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

  10. Chile ratifies the Protocol to Convention No. 29, reaffirming its commitment to fight against forced labour

    20 January 2021

    Chile ratified the ILO Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 . With the culmination of this process, Chile becomes the third country in South America to take on the challenge of moving forward to become a country free of forced labour.