International Labour Organisation

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labour problems, particularly international labour standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all.[1] The ILO has 187 member states: 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands are members of the ILO.

Scope of the ILO

Regulate hours of work, preventing unemployment, wages and protecting workers health.

Protection of people considered vulnerable such as; young people, women, elderly and foreign workers

Equal pay for equal work, freedom of association and the promotion of education.

Maritime conventions

Previously there were many conventions regarding working at sea, as of 2013 these are now under the MLC 2006.
  1. "Mission and impact of the ILO". ILO.org. Retrieved 22 March 2018.