ILO releases 2023 report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

The report outlines the extent to which ILO Member States have fulfilled their obligations under international labour standards’ obligations.

The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), which is the cornerstone of the ILO’s supervisory system on international labour standards, has published its annual report.It provides a detailed account of the extent to which each ILO Member State’s legislation and practice are in conformity with ratified ILO Conventions. The report outlines how Member States have fulfilled their obligations under the ILO Constitution in relation to international labour standards.

International labour standards, which are made up of Conventions, Protocols to Conventions, and Recommendations, are universal instruments adopted by the international community. They reflect common values and principles on work-related issues. While ILO Member States can choose whether or not to ratify an ILO Convention, Protocol or Recommendation the ILO keeps track of developments in all countries, whether or not they have ratified them.

Once a country has ratified an ILO Convention or Protocol, it is obliged to report regularly on the measures it has taken to implement it. The CEACR is an independent body composed of 20 high-level national and international legal experts, who are charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions, Protocols and Recommendations by ILO Member States.

The members of the Committee are appointed in their personal capacity and are independent and impartial. They are drawn from all regions of the world, so that the Committee has at its disposal first-hand experience of different legal, economic and social systems.

In March 2023 the Committee of Experts will publish a General Survey entitled Achieving gender equality at work.

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