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    Conference Sessions: 1919 - 1945

 

Conference Sessions Dates of Conferences Conference Location Conventions and Recommendations Date of Entry into Force of Ratified Conventions
First Session October 29, 1919-January 27, 1920 Washington Convention 1 "Convention Limiting the Hours of Work in Industrial Undertakings to Eight in the Day and Forty-eight in the Week June 13, 1921
      Convention 2 "Convention concerning Unemployment" July 14, 1921
      Convention 3 "Convention concerning the Employment of Women before and after Chirldbirth" June 13, 1921
      Convention 4 "Convention concerning Employment of Women during the Night" June 13, 1921
       Convention 5 "Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment" June 13, 1921
      Convention 6 "Convention concerning the Night Work of Young Persons Employed in Industry" June 13, 1921
      Recommendation 1 "Recommendation concerning Unemployment"  
      Recommendation 2 "Recommendation concerning Reciprocity of Treatment of Foreign Workers"  
      Recommendation 3 "Recommendation concerning the Prevention of Anthrax"  
      Recommendation 4 "Recommendation concerning the Protection of Women and Children against Lead Poisoning  
      Recommendation 5 "Recommendation concerning the Establishment of Government Health Services"  
      Recommendation 6 "Recommendation concerning the Application of the Berne Convention of 1906, on the Prohibition of the Use of White Phosphorus in the Manufacture of Matches"  
         
Second Session June 15-July 10, 1920 Genoa Convention 7 "Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Employment at Sea" September 27, 1921
      Convention 8 "Convention concerning Unemployment Indemnity in Case of Loss or Foundering of the Ship" March 16, 1923
      Convention 9 "Convention for Establishing Facilities for Finding Employment for Seamen" November 23, 1921
      Recommendation 7 "Recommendation concerning the Limitation of Hours of Work in the Fishing Industry"  
      Recommendation 8 "Recommendation concerning the Limitation of Hours of Work in Inland Navigation"  
      Recommendation 9 "Recommendation concerning the Establishment of National Seamen's Codes"  
      Recommendation 10 "Recommendation concerning Unemployment Insurance for Seamen"  
         
Third Session October 25-November 19, 1921 Geneva Convention 10 "Convention concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Employment in Agriculture" August 31, 1923
      Convention 11 "Convention concerning the Rights of Association and Combination of Agricultural Workers" May 11, 1923
      Convention 12 "Convention concerning Workmen's Compensation in Agriculture" February 26, 1923
      Convention 13 "Convention concerning the Use of White Lead in Painting" August 31, 1923
      Convention 14 "Convention concerning the Application of the Weekly Rest in Industrial Undertakings" June 19, 1923
      Convention 15 "Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for the Admission of Young Persons to Employment as Trimmers or Stokers" November 20, 1922
      Convention 16 "Convention concerning the Compulsory Medical Examination of Children and Young Persons Employed at Sea" November 20, 1922
      Recommendation 11 "Recommendation concerning the Prevention of Unemployment in Agriculture"  
      Recommendation 12 "Recommendation concerning the Protection, before and after Childbirth, of Women Wage-Earners in Agriculture"  
      Recommendation 13 "Recommendation concerning Night Work of Women in Agriculture"  
      Recommendation 14 "Recommendation concerning Night Work of Children and Young Persons in Agriculture"  
      Recommendation 15 "Recommendation concerning the Development of Technical Agricultural Education"  
      Recommendation 16 "Recommendation concerning Living-in Conditions of Agricultural Workers"  
      Recommendation 17 "Recommendation concerning Social Insurance in Agriculture"  
      Recommendation 18 "Recommendation concerning the Application of the Weekly Rest in Commercial Establishments"  
         
Fourth Session October 18-November 3, 1922 Geneva Recommendation 19 "Recommendation concerning Communication to the International Labor Office of Statistical and other Information regarding Emigration, Immigration, and the Repatriation and Transit of Emigrants"  
         
Fifth Session October 22-29, 1923 Geneva Recommendation 20 "Recommendation concerning the General Principles for the Organization of Systems of Inspection to Secure the Enforcement of the Laws and Regulations for the Protection of Workers"  
         
Sixth Session June 16-July 5, 1924 Geneva Recommendation 21 "Recommendation concerning the Development of Facilities for the Utilization of Workers' Spare Time"  
         
Seventh Session May 19-June 10, 1925 Geneva Convention 17 "Convention concerning Workmen's Compensation for Accidents" April 1, 1927
      Convention 18 "Convention concerning Workmen's Compensation for Occupational Diseases" April 1, 1927
      Convention 19 "Convention concerning Equality of Treatment for National and Foreign Workers as regards Workmen's Compensation for Accidents" September 8, 1926
      Convention 20 "Convention concerning Night Work in Bakeries" May 26, 1928
      Recommendation 22 "Recommendation concerning the Minimum Scale of Workmen's Compensation"   
      Recommendation 23 "Recommendation concerning Jurisdiction in Disputes on Workmen's Compensation"  
      Recommendation 24 "Recommendation concerning Workmen's Compensation for Occupational Diseases"  
      Recommendation 25 "Recommendation concerning Equality of Treatment for National and Foreign Workers as regards Workmen's Compensation for Accidents"  
         
Eighth Session May 26-June 5, 1926 Geneva Convention 21 "Convention concerning the Simplification of the Inspection of Emigrants on Board Ship" December 29, 1927
      Recommendation 26 "Recommendation concerning the Protection of Emigrant Women and Girls on Board Ship"  
         
Ninth Session June 7-24, 1926 Geneva Convention 22 "Convention concerning Seamen's Articles of Agreement" April 4, 1928
      Convention 23 "Convention concerning the Repatriation of Seamen" April 16, 1928
      Recommendation 27 "Recommendation concerning the Repatriation of Masters and Apprentices"  
      Recommendation 28 "Recommendation concerning the General Principles for the Inspection of the Conditions of Work of Seamen"  
         
Tenth Session May 25-June 16, 1927 Geneva Convention 24 "Convention concerning Sickness Insurance for Workers in Industry and Commerce and Domestic Servants" July 15, 1928
      Convention 25 "Convention concerning Sickness Insurance for Agricultural Workers" July 15, 1928
      Recommendation 29 "Recommendation concerning the General Principles of Sickness Insurance"  
         
Eleventh Session May 30-June 16, 1928 Geneva Convention 26 "Convention concerning the Creation of Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery" June 14, 1930
      Recommendation 30 "Recommendation concerning the Application of Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery"  
         
Twelfth Session May 30-June 21, 1929 Geneva Convention 27 "Convention concerning the Marking of the Weight of Heavy Packages Transported by Vessels" March 9, 1932
      Convention 28 "Convention concerning the Protection against Accidents of Workers Employed in Loading or Unloading Ships" April 1, 1932
      Recommendation 31 "Recommendation concerning the Prevention of Industrial Accidents"  
      Recommendation 32 "Recommendation concerning Responsibility for the Protection of Power-driven Machinery"  
      Recommendation 33 "Recommendation concerning Reciprocity as regards the Protection against Accidents of Workers Employed in Loading or Unloading Ships"  
      Recommendation 34 "Recommendation concerning the Consultation of Workers' and Employers' Organisations in the Drawing up of Regulations dealing with the Safety of Workers Employed in Loading or Unloading Ships"  
         
   
Fourteenth Session June 10-28, 1930 Geneva Convention 29 "Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour" May 1, 1932
       Convention 30 "Convention concerning the Regulation of Hours of Work in Commerce and Offices" August 29, 1933
      Recommendation 35 "Recommendation concerning Indirect Compulsion to Labour"  
      Recommendation 36 "Recommendation concerning the Regulation of Forced or Compulsory Labour"  
      Recommendation 37 "Recommendation concerning the Regulation of Hours of Work in Hotels, Restaurants, and Similar Establishments"  
      Recommendation 38 "Recommendation concerning the Regulation of Hours of Work in Theatres and other Places of Public Amusement"  
      Recommendation 39 "Recommendation concerning the Regulation of Hours of Work in Establishments for the Treatment or the Care of the Sick, Infirm, Destitute, or Mentally Unfit"  
         
Fifteenth Session May 28-June 18, 1931 Geneva Convention 31 "Convention Limiting Hours of Work in Coal Mines" Not in Force by January 1, 1949
         
Sixteenth Session April 12-30, 1932 Geneva Convention 32 "Convention concerning the Protection against Accidents of Workers Employed in Loading or Unloading Ships (Revised 1932)" October 30, 1924
      Convention 33 "Convention concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Non-Industrial Employment" June 6, 1935
      Recommendation 40 "Recommendation for Expediting Reciprocity as Provided for in the Convention, Adopted in 1932, concerning the Protection against Accidents of Workers Employed in Loading or Unloading Ships"  
      Recommendation 41 "Recommendation concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Non-Industrial Employment"  
         
Seventeenth Session June 8-30, 1933 Geneva Convention 34 "Convention concerning Fee-Charging Employment Agencies" October 18, 1936
      Convention 35 "Convention concerning Compulsory, Old-Age Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings; in the Liberal Professions, and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants" July 18, 1937
      Convention 36 "Convention concerning Compulsory Old-Age Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings" July 18, 1937
      Convention 37 "Convention concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions, and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants" July 18, 1937
      Convention 38 "Convention concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings" July 18, 1937
      Convention 39 "Convention concerning Compulsory Widows' and Orphans' Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions, and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants" Novemebr 8, 1946
      Convention 40 "Convention concerning Compulsory Widows' and Orphans' Insurance for Persons Employed in Agricultural Undertakings" September 29, 1949
      Recommendation 42 "Recommendation concerning Employment Agencies"  
      Recommendation 43 "Recommendation concerning the General Principles of Invalidity, Old-Age and Widows' and Orphans' Insurance"  
         
Eighteenth Session June 4-23, 1934 Geneva Convention 41 "Convention concerning Employment of Women during the Night (Revised 1934)" November 22, 1936
      Convention 42 "Convention concerning Workmen's Compensation for Occupational Diseases (Revised 1934)" June 17, 1936
      Convention 43 "Convention for the Regulation of Hours of Work in Automobile Sheet-Glass Works" January 13, 1938
      Convention 44 "Convention Ensuring Benefit or Allowances to the Involuntarily Employed" June 10, 1938
      Recommendation 44 "Recommendation concerning Unemployment Insurance and Various Forms of Relief for the Unemployed"  
         
Nineteenth Session June 4-25, 1935 Geneva Convention 45 "Convention concerning the Employment of Women on Underground Work in Mines of all Kinds" May 30, 1937
      Convention 46 "Convention Limiting Hours of Work in Coal Mines (Revised 1935)" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Convention 47 "Convention concerning the Reduction of Hours of Work to Forty a Week" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Convention 48 "Convention concerning the Establishment of an International Scheme for the Maintenance of Rights under Invalidity, Old-Age and Widows' and Orphans' Insurance" August 10, 1938
      Convention 49 "Convention concerning the Reduction of Hours of Work in Glass-Bottle Works" June 10, 1938
      Recommendation 45 "Recommendation concerning Unemployment among Young Persons"  
         
Twentieth Session June 4-24, 1936 Geneva Convention 50 "Convention concerning the Regulation of Certain Special Systems of Recruiting Workers" September 8, 1939
      Convention 51 "Convention concerning the Reduction of Hours of Work on Public Works" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Convention 52 "Convention concerning Annual Holidays with Pay" September 22, 1939
      Recommendation 46 "Recommendation concerning the Progressive Elimination of Recruiting"  
      Recommendation 47 "Recommendation concerning Annual Holidays with Pay"  
         
Twenty-First Session October 6-24, 1936 Geneva Convention 53 "Convention concerning the Minimum Requirement of Professional Capacity for Masters and Officers on Board Merchant Ships" March 29, 1939
      Convention 54 "Convention concerning Annual Holidays with Pay for Seamen" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Convention 55 "Convention concerning the Liability of the Shipowner in Case of Sickness, Injury, or Death of Seamen" October 29, 1939
      Convention 56 "Convention concerning Sickness Insurance for Seamen" December 9, 1949
      Convention 57 "Convention concerning Hours of Work on Board Ship and Manning" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Recommendation 48 "Recommendation concerning the Promotion of Seamen's Welfare in Ports"  
      Recommendation 49 "Recommendation concerning Hours of Work on Board Ship and Manning"  
         
Twenty-Second Session October 22-24, 1936 Geneva Convention 58 "Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for the Admission of Children to Employment at Sea (Revised 1936)" April 11, 1939
         
Twenty-Third Session June 3-23, 1937 Geneva Convention 59 "Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment (Revised 1937)" February 21, 1941
      Convention 60 "Convention concerning the Age of Admission of Children to Non-Industrial Employment (Revised 1937)" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Convention 61 "Convention concerning the Reduction of Hours of Work in the Textile Industry" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Convention 62 "Convention concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry" July 4, 1942
      Recommendation 50 "Recommendation concerning International Co-operation in respect of Public Works"  
      Recommendation 51 "Recommendation concerning the National Planning of Public Works"  
      Recommendation 52 "Recommendation concerning the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment in Family Undertakings"  
      Recommendation 53 "Recommendation concerning Safety Provisions in the Building Industry"  
      Recommendation 54 "Recommendation concerning Inspection in the Building Industry"  
      Recommendation 55 "Recommendation concerning Co-operation in Accident Prevention in the Building Industry"  
      Recommendation 56 "Recommendation concerning Vocational Education for the Building Industry"  
         
Twenty-Fourth Session June 2-22, 1938 Geneva Convention 63 "Convention concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work in the Principal Mining and Manufacturing Industries, including Building and Construction, and in Agriculture" June 22, 1940
         
Twenty-Fifth Session June 8-28, 1939 Geneva Convention 64 "Convention concerning the Regulation of Written Contracts of Employment of Indigenous Workers" July 8, 1948
      Convention 65 "Convention concerning Penal Sanctions for Breaches of Contract of Employment by Indigenous Workers" July 8, 1948
      Convention 66 "Convention concerning the Recruitment, Placing, and Conditions of Labour of Migrants for Employment" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Convention 67 "Convention concerning the Regulation of Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport" Not in force by January 1, 1949
      Recommendation 57 "Recommendation concerning Vocational Training"  
      Recommendation 58 "Recommendation concerning the Maximum Length of Written Contracts of Employment by Indigenous Workers"  
      Recommendation 59 "Recommendation concerning Labour Inspectorates for Indigenous Workers"  
      Recommendation 60 "Recommendation concerning Apprenticeship"  
      Recommendation 61 "Recommendation concerning the Recruitment, Placing, and Conditions of Labour of Migrants for Employment"  
      Recommendation 62 "Recommendation concerning Co-operation between States relating to the Recruitment, Placing, and Conditions of Labour of Migrants for Employment"  
      Recommendation 63 "Recommendation concerning Individual Control Books in Road Transport"  
      Recommendation 64 "Recommendation concerning the Regulation of Night Work in Road Transport"  
      Recommendation 65 "Recommendation concerning the Methods of Regulating Hours of Work in Road Transport"  
      Recommendation 66 "Recommendation concerning Rest Periods of Professional Drivers of Private Vehicles"  
         
Twenty-Sixth Session April 20-May 12, 1944 Philadelphia Recommendation 67 "Recommendation concerning Income Security"  
       Recommendation 68 "Recommendation concerning Income Security and Medical Care for Persons Discharged from the Armed Forces and Assimilated Services and from War Employment"  
      Recommendation 69 "Recommendation concerning Medical Care"  
      Recommendation 70 "Recommendation concerning Minimum Standards of Social Policy in Dependent Territories"  
      Recommendation 71 "Recommendation concerning Employment Organisation in the Transition from War to Peace"  
      Recommendation 72 "Recommendation concerning the Employment Service"  
      Recommendation 73 "Recommendation concerning the National Planning of Public Works"  
         
Twenty-Seventh Session October 15-November 5, 1945 Paris Recommendation 74 "Recommendation concerning Minimum Standards of Social Poliyc in Dependent Territories (Supplementary Provisions)"  
         

 

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