• ILO Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery

    From 22 to 24 February Heads of State and Government, heads of international organizations and multilateral development banks, and employers’ and workers’ leaders from around the world are gathered to propose concrete actions and strengthen the international community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Follow the opening session today from 13:00 CET.


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    How to make the informal formal?


    Just what is life like for workers in the informal economy? What are the global solutions to intransigent informality and will the growth of the ‘gig’ economy help informal economy workers gain the security and social protection they so badly need?


  • ILO Director-General’s message for World Day of Social Justice 2022

    World Day of Social Justice

    On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice 2022, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says international community has a rare chance that must not be missed to shape a recovery from COVID-19 that delivers social justice for people and protects the planet we all depend on.


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    We stand up for our labour rights


    Sai Sai is a migrant construction worker in Chiang Mai, a city in Northern Thailand. Under Thai legislation, migrant workers were not allowed to do skilled construction work. Sai Sai along with other migrant workers and local organizations worked together to get the law amended.


  1. Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery

Programmes and results

  1. ILO's flagship programmes

    The ILO has integrated many of its existing technical projects into five flagship programmes, designed to enhance the efficiency and impact of its development cooperation with constituents on a global scale.


  1. Partnering for Development

    With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation, the ILO today has a bigger portfolio than ever with some 600 active programmes and projects in more than 100 countries.

  2. ILO projects worldwide

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  1. Trainings and courses

    ILO Training Centre

    Global provider of training for the world of work

  2. Knowledge sharing platform: Skills and Lifelong Learning