Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (No.111)
Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation
Type Anti-discrimination law
Signed 25 June 1958
Location Geneva
Effective 15 June 1960
Condition 2 ratifications
Parties 172[1]
Depositary Director-General of the International Labour Office
Languages French and English

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 8 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.


As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 172 out of ILO 185 members. ILO members that have not ratified the convention are:[3]

Furthermore, the convention has not been ratified for Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and 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. 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. 

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