A Convention is a legal agreement between a member State of the ILO and the ILO itself. Conventions must first be adopted by the International Labour Conference, with government, employer and worker representatives from all the ILO's member states. Countries that 'ratify' or sign up to conventions are required to make sure that national laws respect the content of that Convention. The ILO currently has 185 conventions, all of which protect social justice in the world of work.