|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.|
The Centenary Publication
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. And 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
Françoise Thébaud, Une traversée du siècle : Marguerite Thibert. Femme engagée et fonctionnaire international (Paris: Belin, October 2017)
Biography of French feminist Maguérite Thibert who worked for the ILO as a staff member and consultant between 1926 and 1966. It was published by Belin (October 2017), written by Françoise Thébaud.
Jennifer Fish, Domestic Workers of the World Unite! A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights (New York: New York University Press, 2017)
The story of the domestic workers engagement with the ILO leading up to the Domestic Workers’ Convention No.189 adopted in 2011.
Special issue on the ILO and Latin America in the Anuario del Instituto de Historia Argentina (vol.17, No. 1, 2017).
Centenary Publication Meeting
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).