Focusing on the ILO, this collection brings together a variety of new scholarship by a group of highly qualified and internationally renowned scholars in the field of global history and the history of international organizations.
In 2019 the ILO will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Although we know the ILO has a unique and long history, how much do we really know about its highlights and crises, innovations and changes, opportunities and setbacks? Test your knowledge and learn fascinating facts about ILO history at the click of a mouse. Want to contribute? Send us your questions.
The ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder, presented the inaugural Edward Phelan lecture entitled "Lessons from the Irish internationalist who organized social justice" . The life and achievements of the ILO's first staff member and fourth Director-General significantly marked the Organization's development in ways that are very much present today.
The Series' second roundtable: “Safety at Work and job security” was organized in collaboration with the International Research Center "Re: Work" at the Humboldt University. Watch the interviews with participants (in English and French).
What role have women’s networks played inside and outside the ILO? How can we analyse the interaction between the national and the international levels in the struggle to promote labour standards for women? And finally, how does the ILO’s concern for domestic care and the informal economy change the debate on women’s work? Participants' video statements (2012 workshop).
ILO Lisbon celebrates its 10-year anniversary with an address to the Portuguese Parliament by Mr Paulo Bárcia, former Director of ILO’s Human Resources Development Department and current Chief of Cabinet at ILO headquarters.