The main aim of the ILO is to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
The ILO researches and publishes extensively on labour issues in an international context.
Each page brings you to news, reports and resources on key topics.
More topics are listed here.
Other ILO departments and field programmes are listed here.
Guide to International Labour Standards
This guide (PDF) provides summaries of the contents of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by subject matter. Includes: Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Forced labour; Elimination of child labour and the protection of children and young persons; Equality of opportunity and treatment; Tripartite consultation; Labour administration and inspection; Employment policy and promotion; Vocational guidance and training; Employment security; Wages; Working time; Occupational safety and health; Social security; Maternity protection; Social policy; Migrant workers; HIV and AIDS; Seafarers; Fishers; Docworkers; Indigenous and tribal peoples; Specific categories of workers.
For full details of the ILO Conventions
Global Trade Agreements
NORMLEX is a new information system which brings together information on international labour standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws.
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