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 different 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.
2. Each organization member can, after consultation with the representative organizations of entrepreneurs and workers when such organizations exist, to stipulate that other special measures directed to satisfaction of needs of persons who for reason of sex, age, physical defects, family obligations or social or cultural level usually are recognized needing special protection or the help will not be considered as discrimination.
Each organization member ratifying this Convention shall apply it in the territories out of the metropole according to provisions of the Charter of the International Labour Organization.
Official documents about ratification of this Convention will go to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.
1. This Convention will connect only those members of the International Labour Organization whose documents on ratification will be registered by the CEO.
2. It will become effective in twelve months after the CEO registers documents on ratification of two organization members.
3. Afterwards this Convention will become effective concerning each organization member in twelve months after registration date of its document on ratification.
1. Any organization member ratifying this Convention can after the ten-year period from the moment of its initial entry into force denounce it by means of the act of denouncement sent to the Director-General of the International Labour Office and registered of Denouncement will become effective only in year after registration of the act of denouncement.
2. Each organization member ratifying this Convention who in year after the expiration of the ten-year period mentioned in the previous Item will not use the right to denouncement provided in this Article will be connected for the next period in ten years and afterwards will be able to denounce this Convention after each ten-year period according to the procedure, established by this Article.
1. The Director-General of the International Labour Office will inform all members of the International Labour Organization on registration of all documents on ratification and the acts of denouncement sent him by organization members.
2. Informing organization members on registration of the second document on ratification received by it, the CEO will draw the attention of organization members to the date of entry into force of this Convention.
The Director-General of the International Labour Office will send to the Secretary general of the United Nations for registration according to Article 102 of Articles of organization of the United Nations complete data concerning all documents on ratification and acts of denouncement registered by it according to provisions of the previous Articles.
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