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.
March 17, 2017
The revised Tripartite Declaration of principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) adds principles to the Declaration addressing decent work issues related to social security, forced labor, transition from the informal to the formal economy, access to remedy and compensation of victims, inter alia. It provides enhanced guidelines for fostering the contribution of multinational enterprises to achieve decent work for all.
Select US Government Funded ILO Projects
Region: European Region
September 2016 - September 2017
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the livelihoods of Syrian refugees and host communities through improving employability and enhancing decent work opportunities in Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Hatay, Adana and Mersin.
Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING Gold Mining Project)”
December 2015 - April 2019
The Project will emphasize the development and implementation of innovative solutions to improve gold mining practices, monitor child labor in gold mining and gold mining supply chains, and raise awareness of child labor and working conditions.
September 2015 - September 2019
This project aims to support global and national efforts aimed at combating forced labor under the 2014 ILO Protocol and Recommendation on Forced Labor.