ILO Special List of NGOs

The ILO Special List of Non-Governmental International Organizations was set up in 1956 to establish working relations with international NGIOs other than employers' and workers' organizations, which also share the principles and objectives of the ILO Constitution and Declaration of Philadelphia. The participation of NGIOs in this category depends on their demonstrated interest in the ILO's programme of meetings and activities.

Admission to the ILO Special List


The aims of organizations requesting admission to the ILO Special List should be in harmony with the spirit, aims and principles of the ILO Constitution and the Declaration of Philadelphia. The length of existence, membership, geographical coverage of the organization, its practical achievements and the international nature of its activities constitute the main criteria for such admission. A further requirement is that the organization have an evident interest in at least one of the fields of activity of the ILO. The fact that an organization has already been granted official status with the Economic and Social Council, or a specialized agency of the United Nations, is relevant but does not necessarily imply inclusion in the ILO Special List.

Any non-governmental international organization wishing to be admitted to the Special List is required to forward to the Director-General in one of the working languages of the ILO a copy of its statutes, a list of the names and addresses of its officers, information regarding its composition and the aggregate membership of the national organizations affiliated to it, and a copy of its latest annual report or detailed and verifiable information about its activities.

Current members of the ILO Special List

African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters Commission africaine des promoteurs de la santé et des droits de l'homme African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters ACHHRP
Amnesty International Amnistie Internationale Amnistía Internacional AI
Anti-Slavery International Société anti-esclavagiste internationale Anti-Slavery International ASI
Arab Lawyers’ Union Union des avocats arabes Arab Lawyers’ Union UAA
Association of Volunteers for International Service Association de volontaires pour le service international Asociación de Voluntarios para el Servicio Internacional AVSI
Caritas Internationalis Caritas Internationalis Caritas Internationalis  

Center for Migration Studies

Center for Migration Studies

Center for Migration Studies

CMS

Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations CCJO
Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations CBJO
Defence for Children International Défense des Enfants - International Defensa de los Niños - Internacional  
Disabled People's International Organisation mondiale des personnes handicapées Organización Mundial de Personas con Discapacidad DPI
European Disability Forum Forum européen des personnes handicapées European Disability Forum EDF
Four Directions Council Conseil des points cardinaux Consejo de los Cuatro Vientos  
Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training Réseau mondial d'informations et de recherche appliquée dans le domaine de l'emploi et de la formation des personnes handicapées Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training GLADNET
Inclusion International - International League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicap Inclusion International - International League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicap Inclusion International - International League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicap  
Indigenous World Association Indigenous World Association Indigenous World Association  

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Institution de la sécurité et de la santé au travail

Institución de la Seguridad y la Salud en el Trabajo

IOSH

International Abolitionist Federation Fédération abolitionniste internationale Federación Abolicionista Internacional IAF
International Actuarial Association Association actuarielle internationale Asociación Internacional de Actuarios IAA - AAI
International Alliance of Orchestra Associations International Alliance of Orchestra Associations International Alliance of Orchestra Associations IAOA
International Alliance of Women Alliance internationale des femmes Alianza Internacional de Mujeres IAW
International Assembly of the French-speaking World Assemblée parlementaire de la francophonie Assemblée parlementaire de la francophonie AIPLF
International Association of Classification Societies International Association of Classification Societies International Association of Classification Societies  
International Association for Community Development Association internationale de développement et d'action comunautaires International Association for Community Development IACD
International Association for Counselling Association internationale pour le développement de l'orientation International Association for Counselling IAC
International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance Association internationale d'orientation scolaire et professionnelle Asociación Internacional para la Orientación Educativa y Profesional IAEVG - AIOSP -  
AIOEP - IVSBB
International Association for Educational and Vocational Information International Association for Educational and Vocational Information International Association for Educational and Vocational Information  
International Association for Media and Communication Research Association internationale des études et recherches sur l'information et la communication Asociación Internacional de Estudios de Comunicación Social  
International Association for Mutual Assistance International Association for Mutual Assistance International Association for Mutual Assistance  
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience IAESTE
International Association of Agricultural Medecine and Rural Health Association internationale de médecine agricole et de santé rurale International Association of Agricultural Medecine and Rural Health  
International Association of Conference Interpreters Association internationale des interprètes de conférence International Association of Conference Interpreters AIIC
International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions Association internationale des Conseils économiques et sociaux et Institutions similaires Association internationale des Conseils économiques et sociaux et Institutions similaires AICESIS
International Association of Judges Union internationale des magistrats Unión Internacional de Magistrados IUJ
International Association of Labour Inspection Association internationale de l'inspection du travail Asociación Internacional de la Inspección de Trabajo IALI - AIIT
International Association of Lawyers Union internationale des Avocats Union Internacional de Abogados  
International Association of Ports and Harbors International Association of Ports and Harbors International Association of Ports and Harbors IAPH
International Association of Students in Economics and Management Association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et commerciales International Association of Students in Economics and Management AIESEC
International Association of Universities of the Third Age Association internationale des universités du troisième âge Asociación Internacional de las Universidades de la Tercera Edad IAUTA - AIUTA - AIUTE
International Bureau of Social Tourism Bureau international du tourisme social Oficina Internacional del Turismo Social BITS
International Cargo Handling Coordination Association Association de coordination de la manipulation des chargements International Cargo Handling Coordination Association IIL
International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico Social Assistants Comité international catholique des infirmières et assistantes médico-sociales International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico Social Workers ICCN
International Catholic Migration Commission Commission internationale catholique pour les migrations Comisión Católica Internacional de Migración  
International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development Centre international des droits de la personne et du développement démocratique Centro Internacional de Derechos Humanos y Democracia ICHRDD
International Centre for Trade Union Rights Centre international pour les droits syndicaux Centro Internacional para los Derechos Sindicales ICTUR
International Centre of Research and Information on the Public and Cooperative Economy Centre international de recherches et d'information sur l'économie publique, sociale et coopérative International Centre of Research and Information on the Public and Cooperative Economy  
International Christian Maritime Association Association maritime chrétienne internationale International Christian Maritime Association ICMA
International Collective in Support of Fishworkers Collectif international d'appui aux travailleurs de la pêche Colectivo Internacional de Apoyo al Pescador Artesanal ICSF
International Commission of Jurists Commission internationale de juristes Comisión Internacional de Juristas ICJ
International Commission on Illumination Commission International de l'Eclairage International Commission on Illumination CIE
International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection Commission internationale de protection contre les rayonnements ionisants International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection ICNIRP
International Commission on Occupational Health Commission internationale de la santé au travail Comisión Internacional de Medicina del Trabajo ICOH - CIST
International Confederation of Midwives Confédération internationale des sages-femmes Confederación Internacional de Parteras ICM
International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity Coopération internationale pour le développement et la solidarité Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo y la Solidaridad CIDSE
International Coordination of Young Christian Workers Coordination internationale de la jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne Coordinación Internacional de la Juventud Obrera Cristiana  
International Council for Adult Education Conseil international d'éducation des adultes Consejo Internacional de Educación de Adultos ICAE
International Council for Educational Media Conseil international des médias éducatifs International Council for Educational Media  
International Council of Jewish Women Conseil international des femmes juives Consejo Internacional de Mujeres Judías ICJW
International Council of Nurses Conseil international des infirmières Consejo Internacional de Enfermeras ICN
International Council of Societies of Industrial Design International Council of Societies of Industrial Design International Council of Societies of Industrial Design ICSID
International Council of Voluntary Agencies Conseil international des agences bénévoles Consejo Internacional de Organizaciones Voluntarias ICVA
International Council of Women Conseil international des femmes Consejo Internacional de Mujeres ICW - CIF
International Council on Alcohol and Addictions Conseil international sur les problèmes de l'alcoolisme et des toxicomanies International Council on Alcohol and Addictions ICAA
International Council on Social Welfare Conseil international de l'action sociale Consejo Internacional de Bienestar Social ICSW
International Ergonomics Association Association internationale d'ergonomie International Ergonomics Association IEA
International Federation of Business and Professional Women Fédération internationale des femmes de carrières libérales et commerciales Federación Internacional de Mujeres de Negocios y Profesionales IFBPW
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People International Federation of Hard of Hearing People International Federation of Hard of Hearing People IFHOH
International Federation of Human Rights Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme Federación Internacional de los Derechos Humanos FIDH
International Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations for the Prevention of Drug and Substance Abuse International Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations for the Prevention of Drug and Substance Abuse International Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations for the Prevention of Drug and Substance Abuse IFNGO
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Federation internationale des mouvements d'agriculture biologique Federación International de Movimentos de Agricultura Biológica IFOAM
International Federation of Persons with Physical Disability Fédération internationale des personnes handicapées physiques Federación Internacional de Personas con Discapacidad Física FIMITIC
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja IFRC
International Federation of Senior Police Officers International Federation of Senior Police Officers International Federation of Senior Police Officers  
International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations IFSMA
International Federation of Social Workers Fédération internationale des travailleurs sociaux Federación Internacional de Trabajadores Sociales IFSW
International Federation of Training and Development Organisations Fédération internationale des organisations de formation et de développement International Federation of Training and Development Organizations IFTDO
International Federation of University Women Fédération internationale des femmes diplômées des universités Federación Internacional de Mujeres Universitarias IFUW
International Federation of Women in Legal Careers Fédération internationale des femmes des carrières juridiques Federación Internacional de Mujeres Juristas IFWLC
International Federation of Women Lawyers International Federation of Women Lawyers International Federation of Women Lawyers  
International Federation of Workers' Education Associations Fédération internationale des associations pour l'éducation des travailleurs Federación Internacional de Asociaciones para la Educación de los Trabajadores IFWEA - IVA - FIAET
International Federation on Ageing Fédération internationale du Viellissement Federación Internacional de la Vejez IFA
International Federation Terre des Hommes Fédération internationale Terre des Hommes Federación Internacional Terre des Hommes FITDH - IFTDH
International Institute of Administrative Sciences Institut international des sciences administratives International Institute of Administrative Sciences IISA - IIAS
International Kolping Society Oeuvre internationale Kolping Obra Kolping Internacional IKS - OKI
International League for Human Rights Ligue internationale des droits de l'homme Liga Internacional de los Derechos Humanos ILHR
International Movement ATD Fourth World Mouvement international ATD Quart Monde Movimiento Internacional ATD Cuarto Mundo  
International Movement of Apostolate of Children Mouvement international d'apostolat des enfants International Movement of Apostolate of Children MIDADE
International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth Mouvement international de la jeunesse agricole et rurale catholique Movimiento Internacional de la Juventud Agraria y Rural Católica MIJARC
International Occupational Hygiene Association International Occupational Hygiene Association International Occupational Hygiene Association IOHA
International Organization for Standardization Organisation internationale de normalisation Organización Internacional de Normalización ISO
International Planned Parenthood Federation International Planned Parenthood Federation International Planned Parenthood Federation IPPF
International Radiation Protection Association International Radiation Protection Association International Radiation Protection Association IRPA
International Save the Children Alliance Alliance internationale Save the Children Alianza Internacional Save the Children  
International Secretariat for Catholic Engineers, Agronomists and Industry Officials Secrétariat international des ingénieurs, des agronomes et des cadres économiques International Secretariat for Catholic Engineers, Agronomists and Industry Officials  
International Social Science Council Conseil international des sciences sociales International Social Science Council ISSC - CISS
International Social Service Service social international Servicio Social Internacional ISS
International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Union international contre la tuberculose et les maladies respiratoires Unión Internacional Contra la Tuberculosis y las Enfermedades Respiratorias  
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Union internationale pour l'étude scientifique de la population Unión Internacional para el Estudio Científico de la Población IUSSP - UIESP
International Union of Architects Union internationale des architectes Union internationale des architectes UIA
International Union of Family Organizations Union internationale des organismes familiaux Unión Internacional de Organismos Familiares IUFO - UIOFAL
International Union of Socialist Youth Union internationale de la jeunesse socialiste Unión Internacional de Juventudes Socialistas IUSY
International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs Groupement international de travail pour les affaires indigènes International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs IWGIA
International Young Christian Workers Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne internationale Juventud Obrera Cristiana Internacional IYCW - JOCI
Junior Chamber International Jeune chambre internationale Cámara Júnior Internacional JCI
Latin-American Professional Rehabilitation Group Latin-American Professional Rehabilitation Group Grupo Latinoamericano de Rehabilitación Profesional GLARP
Life Institute Institut de la vie Life Institute  
North-South XXI Nord-Sud XXI Norte-Sur XXI  
Panafrican Institute for Development Institut panafricain pour le développement Instituto Panafricano de Desarrollo PAID
Panafrican Women's Organization Organisation panafricaine des femmes Panafrican Women's Organization  
Population Action International Population Action International Population Action International  
Population Council Conseil de la population Population Council  
Rehabilitation International Réhabilitation internationale Rehabilitation International  
Rencontres Européennes des Fonctions Publiques Rencontres européennes des fonctions publiques Rencontres Européennes des Fonctions Publiques  
Saami Council Conseil Same Consejo Same  
Socialist International Women Internationale socialiste des femmes Internacional Socialista de Mujeres SIW
Society for International Development Société internationale pour le développement Society for International Development SID
Society of Comparative Legislation Société de législation comparative Society of Comparative Legislation  
Solidar Solidar Solidar SOLIDAR
Soroptimist International Soroptimist International Soroptimist International SIA
Special Olympics International Special Olympics International Special Olympics International  
Survival International Survival International Survival International  
Union of International Associations Union des Associations Internationales Unión de Asociaciones Internacionales UIA
Union of National Radio and Television Organizations of Africa Union des radiodiffusions et télévisions nationales d'Afrique Union of National Radio and Television Organizations of Africa URTNA
United Seamen's Service United Seamen's Service United Seamen's Service USS

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

WIEGO
Women's International Democratic Federation Fédération démocratique internationale des femmes Federación Democrática Internacional de Mujeres WIDF
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Ligue internationale des femmes pour la paix et la liberté Liga Internacional de Mujeres por la Paz y la Libertad WILPF
Workability International Workability International Workability International IPWH
World Skills(formerly International Vocational Training Organization) World Skills World Skills  
World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations Alliance universelle des unions chrétiennes de jeunes gens Alianza Mundial de Asociaciones Cristianas de Jóvenes YMCA
World Assembly of Youth Assemblée mondiale de la jeunesse Asamblea Mundial de la Juventud WAY
World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association mondiale pour la réadaptation psychosociale Asociación Mundial para la Rehabilitación Psicosocial  

World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises

Association mondiale des petites et moyennes entreprises

Asociación Mundial de Empresas Pequeñas y Medianas

WASME

World Association for the School as an Instrument of Peace Association mondiale pour l'école instrument de paix Asociación Mundial por la Escuela Instrumento de Paz  
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Association mondiale des guides et des éclaireuses Asociación Mundial de las Guías Scouts WAGGGS
World Association of Public Employment Services Association mondiale des services d'emploi publics Asociación Mundial de los Servicios Públicos de Empleo WAPES
World Blind Union Union mondiale des aveugles Unión Mundial de Ciegos  
World Council of Churches Conseil oecuménique des églises Consejo Mundial de Iglesias WCC
World Council of Credit Unions World Council of Credit Unions World Council of Credit Unions WOCCU
World Council of Indigenous Peoples Conseil mondial des peuples indigènes World Council of Indigenous Peoples  
World Council of Management Conseil mondial de management World Council of Management  
World Federation for Mental Health Fédération mondiale pour la santé mentale Federación Mundial de Salud Mental  
World Federation of Democratic Youth Fédération mondiale de la jeunesse démocratique Federación Mundial de la Juventud Democratica WFDY
World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women Fédération mondiale des femmes méthodistes World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women  
World Federation of Personnel Management Associations Federation mondiale des associations de direction de personnel Federación Mundial de Asociaciones de Dirección de Personal WFPMA
World Federation of the Deaf Fédération mondiale des sourds World Federation of the Deaf  
World Federation of United Cities Fédération mondiale des cités unies Federación Mundial de Ciudades Unidas IFMCU - UTO
World Federation of United Nations Associations Fédération mondiale des associations pour les Nations Unies Federación Mundial de Asociaciones de las Naciones Unidas WFUNA - FMANU
World Jewish Congress Congrès juif mondial Congreso Judío Mundial WJC
World Jurist Association Association mondiale de juristes Asociación Mundial de Juristas WJA
World Leisure (formerly World Leisure and Recreation Association) Association mondiale pour les loisirs World Leisure  
World Medical Association Association médicale mondiale Asociación Médica Mundial WMA
World Movement of Christian Workers Mouvement mondial des travailleurs chrétiens Movimiento Mundial de Trabajadores Cristianos MMTC-WMCW- WBCA
World Organisation against Torture Organisation mondiale contre la torture Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura OMCT
World ORT Union Union mondiale ORT Unión Mundial ORT  
World Peace Council Conseil Mondial de la Paix Consejo Mundial de la Paz  
World Savings Banks Institute Institut mondial des caisses d'épargne Instituto Mundial de Bancos de Ahorro WSB - IMCE - IMCA
World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations Union mondiale des organisations féminines catholiques Unión Mundial de las Organizaciones Femeninas Católicas WUCWO - UMOFC
World Union of Professions Union mondiale des professions libérales Unión Mundial de las Profesiones Liberales  
World Veterans Federation Fédération mondiale des anciens combattants Federación Mundial de Veteranos de Guerra WVF
World Vision International Organisation internationale de perspective mondiale Visión Mundial Internacional  
World Young Women's Christian Association Alliance mondiale des unions chrétiennes féminines Asociación Cristiana Femenina Mundial WYWCA
Zonta International Zonta International Zonta International  

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