Global Consensus for Decent Work – ILO Core Conventions
The core conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) secure the basic rights of workers around the world. These include the abolition of child and forced labor, the right to free association (e.g., forming unions) and the right to collective bargaining as well as equal remuneration and the absence of discrimination in the work place.
These core conventions represent a global consensus which should guarantee decent working conditions and protect workers’ basic rights worldwide. The infographic shows the different levels of adherence to these international conventions by G20 members. Ratification or non-ratification of the ILO conventions however does not necessarily reveal anything about the real working conditions in a country. Commitments on paper are notoriously accommodating.
The overview provides insights into whether or how the G20 members stick to international commitments and how serious they take binding obligations of these conventions.
This article is part of our dossier "G20 in Focus".
green = ratification