International Labour Organization

Description The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations specialized agency that seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles, which brought the League of Nations into being. The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work-related issues. It provides technical assistance primarily in the fields of: vocational training and vocational rehabilitation, employment policy, labour administration, labour law and industrial relations, working conditions, management development, cooperatives, social security, labour statistics, and occupational safety and health.

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Related People Gerry Rodgers, Director, Institute for International Labor Studies
Eddy Lee, Economic Adviser and Director
Armand Pereira, Director, Washington Office
Peter Poschen, Senior Policy Specialist, Policy Integration Department
Roger Plant, Director, Special Action Program to Combat Forced Labor
Raymond Torres, Director, International Institute for Labour Studies
Juan Somavia, Director-General
Contact 4, route des Morillons
Geneva 22  CH-1211
Phone: +41.22.799.6111
Fax: +41.22.798.8685
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