Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • ILO Centenary

    The Driving Force of the ILO

    The International Labour Organization is celebrating its 100 years in 2019. However, there is a little-known page in the history of this tripartite Organization: Who is the driving force behind the setting up of the ILO? Discover the story of the ILO Workers Group…

  • 10–21 June 2019

    Building a future with decent work: The 108th International Labour Conference

    The 108th International Labour Conference gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland from 10 to 21 June 2019. This year's session brings together over 5,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work, and celebrate the Centenary of the International Labour Organization.

  • Gender Equality

    Important role for trade unions in addressing gender pay gap

    By targeting overall gender discrimination, promoting inclusive wage setting, pursuing specific gender pay equality measures and enhancing women’s representation in decision-making, trade unions can contribute effectively to addressing the gender pay gap.

  • ILO100

    ILO Centenary Ratification Campaign

    The campaign invites governments, trade unions and employers’ organizations in all 187 member States of the Organization to take action to ensure that their State ratifies at least one international labour Convention or Protocol in the course of 2019.


  • International Women’s Day

    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.