|As part of the ILO RESEARCH department, the Century Project aims to expand and share historical knowledge on the World of Work and ILO’s role in changing political and economic circumstances. The project serves as a focal point on ILO history - inside and outside the organization. It monitors scholarly research worldwide, creates high quality products on ILO history and related fields, and contributes a historical perspective to the Future of Work Centenary Initiative.|
100 years of ILO history
The major output for the ILO’s Centenary will be an academic publication on the history of the ILO. Written by a renowned historian, Professor Daniel Maul (University of Oslo), the book will go well beyond the traditional institutional narrative and draw from the latest research.
The question of women workers has been on ILO’s agenda since 1919. This volume gathers newest scholarly research on the complex history of ILO’s activities for women workers. It does this by focussing on two major issues: on one hand the role of women’s organizations and networks in shaping ILO’s policies for women workers.On the other hand, the way labour standards affecting women have been negotiated, applied and used by policy makers in various local constellations throughout history.
New research from our network
Caruso, Laura and Stagnaro, Andrés. (Coords)
This ebook presents collective research on ILO history in Latin America, carried out by Latin American researchers. Through the analysis of processes, institutions and programs that linked up the ILO and the diverse national and local realities in Latin America, the different chapters of this book discuss the scale of analysis which is needed to better understand the ILO as an institution acting on local/national/regional/global levels.
Un modèle international de protection sociale est-il possible ? L’OIT entre assurance et sécurité sociale (1919-1952)
This article examines the possibilities and limits of the development of an international model of social protection. To that end, it reviews the way in which social security became the international model of social protection rather than social insurance, which was promoted by the ILO in the 1920s and 1930s.
Papers on the history of the ILO will be presented during the international symposium in June 2019. Abstracts must be submitted by June 15, 2018.
Centenary Publication MeetingMarch 2017
Tor Egil Førland, Head of the Department of Archeology, Conservation and History, Kari Tapiola (ILO), Dorothea Hoehtker (ILO), Professor Daniel Maul and Erland Haavardsholm, Research officer (from left to right).