About the ILO
How we work
The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.
Mission and impact
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Stories of impact
How I overcame gender discrimination in my construction job
29 March 2023
Despite bullying and male colleagues telling her to get a job elsewhere, Myrna Pitaluna-Alngog has stuck to her work in construction, developed her skills, and is now a successful supervisor in Cebu City in the Philippines.
The journey of Samar, female entrepreneur in Iraq
07 March 2023
Following years of displacement and uncertainty, Samar from Mosul has set up a business making and selling sweets and pastries. She talks about her journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur, with the support of an ILO financial inclusion initiative providing entrepreneurs with trainings and loans to start or expand their businesses.
ILO in the media
Take time to reflect on water
20 March 2023
ILO Director-General's interview on Quest Means Business
13 February 2023