|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. An academic book for the larger public.
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.
Forthcoming: Women’s ILO. Transnational Networks, Global Labour Standards and Gender Equity, 1919 to Present.
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.
Meeting at the University of Oslo, March 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).
Conference, 15 – 17 September 2016, University of Padova, Italy
The ILO-supported conference was part of the Centenary Publication project, and discussed one of its key concepts: social justice.