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  1. ILO/ WB Inventory of Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

    This comprehensive database examines the policy responses taken by 77 countries since the start of the financial and economic crisis

  2. Open access to the latest information on ILO international labor standards as well as national labor and social security laws

  3. The most important source of worldwide data on the labor market and unemployment

  4. Data on national labor, social security and related human rights legislation

ILO Washington

The International Labor Office (ILO) in Washington, D.C. serves as a liaison between the ILO and the United States government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, multilateral and Washington-based institutions. The Washington Office engages in outreach activities and research and analysis of labor issues. It also represents the ILO to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as well as other multilateral institutions and Washington-based organizations and facilitates donor coordination in technical cooperation activities.


Latest news

  1. Garment Industry

    ILO and H&M sign unique agreement on sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry
    September 15, 2014

    New partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development in global supply chains of the garment industry.

  2. G20 Labor and Employment Ministers meeting - Melbourne

    ILO Director-General welcomes G20's "ambitious" commitment to promote decent jobs
    September 11, 2014

    The Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) has welcomed commitments made by the G20 Ministers to tackle the global jobs crisis with a package of measures to support the creation of decent jobs that can lift working families out of poverty and drive sustainable development.

    1. The ILO Director-General's statement at the G20 Labor and Employment Ministerial Meeting

  3. United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

    ILO Deputy-Director General Givert Houngbo: "South-South Cooperation offers real, concrete solutions to development challenges"
    September 12, 2014

    Celebrated since 1978, the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation commemorates the United Nations Plan of Action to promote and implement technical cooperation among developing countries. This day is also reaffirmed during the yearly Global South-South Development Expo.The ILO has been a key international player in presenting good practices and solutions from the Global South, but also from traditional partners, through the triangular cooperation modality.

Selected US Government Funded ILO Projects

  1. Forced Labor

    Americas: Consolidating and Disseminating Efforts to Combat Forced Labor in Brazil and Peru
    20 May 2014

    A project targeting forced labor was officially launched at the Superior Court of Labor of Brazil in Brasilia, Brazil.

    The overall purpose of the project is to strengthen efforts to combat forced labor in Brazil, and to disseminate and share good practices learned in Brazil with Peru through horizontal cooperation mechanisms.

    The U.S. Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, along with the Minister of the Labor Supreme Court, Antonio José de Barros Levenhagen, the Minister of the Special Human Rights Bureau, Ideli Salvatti, and ILO Brazil Country Director, Laís Abramo were among those making presentations and remarks at the launch.

  2. © 2014

    Support to development in industrial relations, wage fixing, and labor law implementation institutions and capacity in Viet Nam
    27 September 2012 - 27 September 2016

    The project aims to put into practice the new Labor Code and Trade Union to ensure that, by 2016, Viet Nam’s minimum wage system is reformed and industrial relations institutions and mechanisms for collective bargaining and social dialogue have been perfected and capacity of all stakeholders are strengthened to bring the regulations and practices into closer compliance with international labor standards.

US Labor Market Indicators

  1. August: Unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.1 percent

    1. The economy created 142,000 new jobs, significantly lower than the previous month, falling below expectations
    2. Job creation was led by professional and business services (+47,000) and in health care (+34,000)
    3. Labor force participation rate remains unchanged (62.8 percent) since April; long-term unemployment fell slightly to 31.2 percent.

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