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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.
Garment IndustrySeptember 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.
G20 Labor and Employment Ministers meeting - MelbourneSeptember 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.
United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
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.
Forced Labor20 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.
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.
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