1. Papua New Guinea ratifies ILO Conventions on labour inspection, tripartite consultation and violence and harassment in the workplace

    27 September 2023

    Papua New Guinea has now ratified 26 Conventions including eight fundamental conventions.

  2. Uganda ratifies the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    07 August 2023

    Uganda becomes the 32nd country in the world, and the 8th country in Africa, to ratify Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work

  3. Germany ratifies Convention C190 on violence and harassment in the world of work

    19 June 2023

    Germany becomes the 31st country in the world, and the 9th country in Europe, to ratify the International Labour Organization Convention on Violence and Harassment.

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    Belgium ratifies ILO Convention on violence and harassment in the world of work

    15 June 2023

    Belgium becomes the 30th country in the world, and the sixth in the European Union, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  5. Portugal commits to enhance the protection of seafarers in cases of abandonment and piracy

    14 June 2023

    Portugal deposited the declaration of acceptance of the Amendments of 2014 and of 2018 to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

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    Brunei Darussalam joins the global movement against forced labour

    14 June 2023

    Brunei Darussalam becomes the 181st country in the world to ratify the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)

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    Australia ratifies Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment at work and Convention No. 138 on Minimum Age

    14 June 2023

    Australia has now ratified ten of the eleven fundamental instruments

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    Mexico renews commitment against forced labour

    13 June 2023

    With the ratification of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, Mexico becomes the 60th country in the world to ratify this important instrument.

  9. Uzbekistan ratifies the Working Environment (Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration) Convention, 1977 (No. 148)

    12 June 2023

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    Writing the rules of the game – How international labour standards are created

    07 June 2023

    International labour standards are at the heart of the ILO’s mandate and play an essential role in creating fair business competition and combatting work-related exploitation. So, how are they created?