Seventy-five years ago, in the aftermath of war, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted.
That same year the ILO’s members adopted Convention 87, protecting freedom of association and the right to organize, safeguarding the rights of workers and employers to choose how, and by whom, they are represented.
These human rights were hard-won. And they remain essential for peace and social justice. We all have a duty to protect and support them - especially in times of conflict and insecurity.
At the ILO we pledge to redouble our efforts to promote these rights, and so support a future based on human dignity, freedom and social justice for all.