International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO was founded in 1919 in the wake of a destructive war to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice.


The ILO became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding belief that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Download the full profile