Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

Convention (No. 111) concerning Discrimination in respect of

Employment and Occupation

Adopted on 25 June 1958 by the General Conference of the International

Labour Organization

at its forty-second session

entry into force 15 June 1960, in accordance with Article 8

status of ratifications (ILO database on International Labor Standards) *


The General Conference of the International Labor Organization,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International

Labour Office, and having met in its forty-second session on 4 June 1958, and

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to discrimination in the field of employment and occupation, which is the fourth item on the agenda of the session, and Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of an international Convention, and Considering that the Declaration of Philadelphia affirms that all human beings, irrespective of race, creed or sex, have the right to pursue both their material well-being and their spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity, of economic security and equal opportunity, and Considering further that discrimination constitutes a violation of rights enunciated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Adopts this twenty-fifth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight the following Convention, which may be cited as the   discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958:


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