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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

The Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation or Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (ILO Convention No.111) is an International Labour Organization Convention on anti-discrimination. It is one of eight ILO fundamental conventions.[2] The convention requires states to enable legislation which prohibits all discrimination and exclusion on any basis including of race or colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national or social origin in employment and repeal legislation that is not based on equal opportunities.

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (No.111)
TypeAnti-discrimination law
Signed25 June 1958
Effective15 June 1960
Condition2 ratifications
DepositaryDirector-General of the International Labour Office
LanguagesFrench and English

This Convention is cited by International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1969 and the ILO Workers with Famility Responsibilities Convention in 1981.


As of June 2017, the convention had been ratified by 175 out of 187 ILO member states. ILO member states that have not ratified the convention are:[3]

The convention has been extended by New Zealand to cover Tokelau. The convention has not been extended to Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, or the Caribbean Netherlands within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[4]


  1. ^ "Convention No. C111, ratifications". International Labour Organization. 26 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Conventions and ratifications". International Labour Organization. 27 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Ratifications of the Fundamental human rights Conventions by country". International Labour Organization. 26 May 2011. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Detailpagina Verdragenbank; Verdrag betreffende discriminatie in arbeid en beroep". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands) (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 May 2011.[permanent dead link]

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