ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives (CO-Colombo)

  • About the ILO in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

    The strong cooperation between Sri Lanka and the ILO dates back to Sri Lanka’s admission to the ILO in 1948. We deliver our technical and financial assistance to Sri Lanka through a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), developed in full consultation with our tripartite partners; the Employer’s Federation of Ceylon (EFC), the Trade Unions and the Government (Ministry of Labour and Trade Unions Relations as our focal point).

  • Decent work and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

    Putting job creation at the heart of economic policy-making and development plans, will not only generate decent work opportunities but also more robust, inclusive and poverty-reducing growth. It is a virtuous circle that is as good for the economy as it is for people and one that drives sustainable development.

  • Elimination of worst forms of child labour

    The ILO supported the government of Sri Lanka realize its commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  • Decent Work in Sri Lanka

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations specialized agency that promotes a job centred and rights based approach to development through social justice and the Decent Work Agenda. To this end ILO advocates for decent work coupled with rights, employment and protection in the world of work as a means to reduce poverty.