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International Labour Organisation and Application of International Labour Conventions

  • The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations with the objective of raising working and living standards throughout the world. The ILO promulgates labour standards in the form of International Labour Conventions (ILCs) and Recommendations.
  • Currently, 31 ILCs are applied to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The ILCs applied to the HKSAR cover a wide range of labour issues such as conditions of work, employment policy, employees' compensation, labour relations and occupational safety and health etc.
  • The HKSAR participates in a variety of ILO activities, including the International Labour Conference, Asia and the Pacific Regional Meetings, regional seminars, workshops and technical meetings. The HKSAR also receives and maintains close liaison with ILO officials and delegates from other labour administrations through various programmes organised by the ILO.