International Labour Review: Centenary launch

A virtual event was organized on 12 July 2021 to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Review (ILR). This showcased the history of the ILR and its contributions to academic research and policy debate on the world of work at the global level. It was also an occasion to present the various initiatives planned to celebrate this important anniversary.


Moderated by Janine Berg, Senior Economist, ILO Research Department
  • Welcome: The ILR and the celebration of its centenary. Tzehainesh Teklè, Managing Editor of the ILR
  • Opening remarks. Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO
  • A hundred years of the ILR: Highlights. Dorothea Hoehtker, Senior Researcher, ILO Research Department
  • The ILR contribution to the discourse on informality: Historical perspectives and new insights. Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Professor of Economics, Cornell University
  • Q&A
  • Closing remarks: The ILR in the new century. Rick Samans, Director of the ILO Research Department and Chair of the ILR Editorial Board

Watch the ILR Centenary launch webinar