of June 25, 1958 No. 111
Concerning employment discrimination and occupations
General Conference of the International Labour Organization,
Called in Geneva by Administrative Board of the International Labor Office and gathered there on June 4, 1958 for the forty second session,
Having decided to accept number of offers on employment discrimination and occupations, - Item fourth of the agenda of session,
Having decided to give to these offers the form of the international convention,
In view of that in the Philadelphian Declaration is proclaimed that all people, irrespective of race, belief or floor, have the right to implementation of the material wealth and spiritual development in the conditions of freedom and advantage, economic stability and equal opportunities,
Considering, further, that discrimination represents violation of the rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Accepts this June of the twenty fifth day one thousand nine hundred fifty eighth the following Convention which will hereinafter be referred to as as the Convention concerning discrimination (in the field of work and occupations), 1958.
1. For the purpose of this Convention the term "discrimination" includes:
a) any distinction, exception or preference based on signs of race, skin color, floor, religion, political convictions, national identity or social origin and having the result liquidation or violation of equal opportunities or the address to the fields of work and occupations;
b) any other distinction, exception or preference having the result liquidation or violation of equal opportunities or the address to the fields of work and occupations as they can be determined by the interested organization member by consultation with the representative organizations of entrepreneurs and workers where those exist, and with other relevant organs.
2. Any distinction, exception or preference based on the specific requirements connected with certain work are not considered as discrimination.
3. For the purpose of this Convention the terms "work" and "occupations" include access to professional training, access to work and to various occupations, and also working conditions.
Each organization member concerning whom this Convention is effective shall proclaim and pursue the national policy directed by means of approved with national conditions and practice of methods on promotion of equal opportunities and the address concerning work and occupations for the purpose of eradication of any discrimination in this area.
Each organization member concerning whom this Convention is effective shall by the methods corresponding to national conditions and practice:
a) try to provide cooperation of the organizations of entrepreneurs and workers, and also other relevant organs in assistance to acceptance and carrying out this policy;
b) enter the legislation and encourage any educational programs expected ensuring acceptance and carrying out this policy;
c) repeal any legislative provisions and change any administrative resolutions or practice incompatible with this policy;
d) pursue such policy for the work which is under direct supervision of state body;
e) provide observance of such policy in activities of the organizations for professional orientation, professional training and employment which are under control of state body;
f) specify in the annual reports on application of the Convention of measure, the results which are carried out according to this policy, and achieved thanks to them.
Any measures directed against person concerning whom there are reasonable suspicions of the activities undermining safety of the state or who is actually involved in such activities are not considered as discrimination provided that the interested person has the right of the appeal to the competent authority created according to national practice.
1. The special actions for protection or the help provided in other conventions and recommendations accepted by the International Labour conference will not be considered as discrimination.
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