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International Labour Organization (ILO)

http://www.ilo.org

Overview

  • Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded1919
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues. In promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the organization continues to pursue its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent jobs and the kinds of economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress. Mission The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace. Only tripartite U.N. agency, the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. Today, the ILO's Decent Work agenda helps advance the economic and working conditions that give all workers, employers and governments a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress. Origins and History The ILO was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice. The Constitution was drafted between January and April, 1919, by the Labour Commission set up by the Peace Conference, which first met in Paris and then in Versailles. The Commission, chaired by Samuel Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labour (AFL) in the United States, was composed of representatives from nine countries: Belgium, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. It resulted in a tripartite organization, the only one of its kind bringing together representatives of governments, employers and workers in its executive bodies. The Constitution contained ideas tested within the International Association for Labour Legislation, founded in Basel in 1901. Advocacy for an international organization dealing with labour issues began in the nineteenth century, led by two industrialists, Robert Owen (1771-1853) of Wales and Daniel Legrand (1783-1859) of France. The driving forces for ILO's creation arose from security, humanitarian, political and economic considerations. Summarizing them, the ILO Constitution's Preamble says the High Contracting Parties were 'moved by sentiments of justice and humanity as well as by the desire to secure the permanent peace of the world...' There was keen appreciation of the importance of social justice in securing peace, against a background of exploitation of workers in the industrializing nations of that time. There was also increasing understanding of the world's economic interdependence and the need for cooperation to obtain similarity of working conditions in countries competing for markets. Reflecting these ideas, the Preamble states: Whereas universal and lasting peace can be established only if it is based upon social justice; And whereas conditions of labour exist involving such injustice hardship and privation to large numbers of people as to produce unrest so great that the peace and harmony of the world are imperilled; and an improvement of those conditions is urgently required; Whereas also the failure of any nation to adopt humane conditions of labour is an obstacle in the way of other nations which desire to improve the conditions in their own countries. The areas of improvement listed in the Preamble remain relevant today, for example: Regulation of the hours of work including the establishment of a maximum working day and week; Regulation of labour supply, prevention of unemployment and provision of an adequate living wage; Protection of the worker against sickness, disease and injury arising out of his employment; Protection of children, young persons and women; Provision for old age and injury, protection of the interests of workers when employed in countries other than their own; Recognition of the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value; Recognition of the principle of freedom of association; Organization of vocational and technical education, and other measures.  

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      Russian Federation
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      Bangladesh

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    Sectors

    • development
    • monitoring / evaluation
    • economic policy
    • research & development
    • procurement process

    Funders

    • world bank group
    • ec

    Countries

    • united states
    • jordan
    • malawi
    • mozambique
    • indonesia

    Skills

    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • Switzerland (headquarters)
    • 4, route des Morillons
    • Switzerland (headquarters)
    • Geneva
    • 4 route des Morillons
    • Peru
    • Lima
    • ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Las Flores 275 San Isidro. Apartado postal 14-124
    • Ethiopia
    • Addis Ababa
    • ILO Regional Office for Africa, Africa Hall, 6th Floor, Menelik II Avenue
    • Thailand
    • Bangkok
    • ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Building, 11th Floor Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, P.O. Box 2-349
    • Lebanon
    • Beirut
    • ILO Regional Office for Arab States, ARESCO Centre Justinien Street - Kantari PO Box 11-4088

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    Events / Training
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Labor
    Research & Development
    Community Participation / Employment
    Civil Rights
    Economic Policy
    Architecture / Design
    Performance Measurement
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    Third Party Monitoring

    World Bank Group
    11 Aug 2017

    Promoting and Protecting the Rights of ASEAN Migrant Workers

    Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
    12 Apr 2017

    Canada’s Assessed Contribution to the International Labour Organization (ILO)

    Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
    12 Apr 2017

    Decent Jobs for Egypt's Young People

    Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada
    26 Jun 2016