Ratification by Countries of Domestic Workers' Convention (C189)

These countries have ratified the Domestic Workers Convention 2011 (C189) and Recommendation (No. 201):

Domestic Workers celebrate C189 Convention

2015
Belgium
Chile
Dominican Republic
Finland
Panama
Portugal

2014
Argentina
Colombia

Costa Rica
Ireland
Switzerland

2013
Bolivia
Ecuador
Germany
Guyana
Italy
Nicaragua
Paraguay
South Africa

2012
Mauritius
Philippines
Uruguay

*Countries marked with an asterisk have ratified the Convention only through their national legislatures; all other countries listed have completed the ratification process with the International Labour Office (in the year indicated).

Visit the ILO website to see further details on  countries with C189 ratification.


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2012

Uruguay

14 June, 2012
One year on, Uruguay is first to ratify ILO domestic work Convention

Video:  Uruguay takes the lead

Philippines

5 Sept, 2012
Philippines is second member State to ratify C189
January 2013
A new law was enacted
protecting domestic workers in the Philippines (pdf).

Video:  Two Filipino maids express hopes for improved working conditions.

2013

Nicaragua

10 Jan, 2013
Nicaragua ratificó el Convenio 189
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Bolivia

15 Apr, 2013
Second Latin American member State to ratify C189

Video:  Bolivia ratifica el Convenio 189

 

South Africa

Dominican Republic

 

 

2014

Colombia

 

Other Countries

Momentum sparked by the campaign for C189 has generated reform of laws protecting domestic workers:

* Countries marked with an asterisk have ratified the Convention only through their national legislatures; countries without an asterisk have completed the ratification process with the International Labour Office (in the year indicated).