Gaps in Coverage and Barriers to Ratification and Implementation of International Labour Standards in rural areas

While there is general agreement that international labour standards are essential to guiding national legislation and policy in addressing the labour protection gap for rural workers, the effective protection of these workers still suffers from significant gaps in coverage and barriers to ratification and implementation, as noted by the ILO supervisory bodies, notably the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR).