The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations (UN) agency for the world of work.
Since 1919, it sets international labour standards, promotes rights at work and encourages decent employment opportunities, the enhancement of social protection and the strengthening dialogue on work-related issues.
The ILO has a unique structure, bringing together governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives. The ILO has 187 member States and is one of the oldest UN agencies. The ILO’s Secretariat has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and a global network of technical experts and field offices in more than 40 countries.