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The sixth meeting of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) will be held from 14 to 18 September 2020, at the ILO in Geneva. As decided by the Governing Body, the SRM TWG will review instruments concerning three social security sub-topics: the unemployment benefit instruments, the comprehensive standards, and the medical care and sickness standards.
International labour standards respond to a growing number of needs and challenges faced by workers and employers in the global economy. This section presents the subjects covered by international labour standards and introduces some relevant conventions and recommendations. It also explains what problems exist in a particular field today and how international labour standards are helping to provide solutions. Finally, some case examples are highlighted where the application of international labour standards or of the principles they embody has made a positive contribution in a particular situation.