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  1. Violence and Harassment

    Ireland ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    12 January 2023

    Ireland is the 24th country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190 which aims to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work.

  2. Labour Inspection

    Botswana ratifies two key conventions on labour inspection

    10 January 2023

    Botswana is the 149th country to ratify Convention No. 81 and the 56th to ratify Convention No. 129 promoting an effective system of labour inspection in commerce and industry, as well as agriculture.

  3. Call for expression of interest

    Three vacancies on the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    22 December 2022

    The ILO is seeking candidates to join the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR).

  4. Preparing for the General Survey on Labour Administration

    Labour Administration: A global webinar for preparing reports and comments for the General Survey

    Co-organized by the International Labour Standards Department (NORMES) and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO)

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    Social justice

    International labour standards as human rights

    17 November 2022

    Tim de Meyer, Senior Advisor in the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department (NORMES), explains how rights and standards in the world of work are linked to human rights and why they are essential for establishing social justice and decent work for all.