ILO / MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION

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The 100th ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) has been marked by a ceremony at the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) headquarters in Geneva. ILO

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STORY: ILO / MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION
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DATELINE: 11 APRIL 2022, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

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1. Various shots, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder greets Ambassador Idris Abdul Rahman Al Khanjari, the Permanent Representative of Oman to the United Nations Office at Geneva, at the ILO headquarters in Geneva
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General:
“We are celebrating and formalizing today the ratification by the Sultanate of Oman, of a very important ILO convention, the Maritime Labor Convention of 2006. And this is the 100th ratification of that convention.”
3. Wide shot, Guy Ryder and Mr Al Khanjari sign the instruments of ratification and shake hands
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General:
“Today’s ratification by the Sultanate of Oman, of the Maritime Labour Convention, is genuinely a historic moment. Oman becomes the 100th ILO Member State to ratify this convention and this means that the convention now applies to well over 90 percent of global shipping. We are setting the rules of the game for maritime labour, and this is vitally important because the maritime sector is a challenging sector. International by definition, and badly in need of these international regulations. My hope is that this convention will proceed towards universal ratification. It is already the fastest ratified convention since its adoption in 2006 in ILO history. But we need to take it to its logical conclusion so that all Member States, all of those who earn their living in the maritime sector, receive the type of international legal protection that they need and which they deserve. This ratification today is a really very important step in that direction.”

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5. Various shots, life onboard the APL Boston container ship, including shots of an occupational safety and health review meeting

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The 100th ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) has been marked by a ceremony at the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) headquarters in Geneva.

It means that more than 96 per cent of the world’s gross shipping tonnage is now covered by this internationally agreed standard which also applies to most of the seafarer labour supplying countries of the world. Oman became the 100th ILO Member State to ratify the Convention.

The Ambassador of Oman, Idris Abdul Rahman Al Khanjari, formally submitted the ratification documents on 29 March.

The MLC, 2006, sets out seafarers’ rights to decent working conditions and helps to create fair competition for shipowners.

Adopted by the ILO’s Member States in February 2006, the Convention brought together a large number of existing industry labour standards that no longer reflected contemporary working and living conditions, had low ratification levels, or inadequate enforcement and compliance systems. Combining these often very detailed instruments into one Convention, makes it easier for countries to regulate and enforce consistent industry norms and standards, worldwide.
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