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ILO Databases

  1. Working Conditions Laws Database

  2. 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

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

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

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

ILO Washington

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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.


  1. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2014

    Joint Statement 

    International Migrants Day 2014

    December 17, 2014

    "Refusing to give migrants and their families access to education, health-care and adequate housing is both morally indefensible and practically short-sighted (...) No society can develop its true potential when legal, social or political barriers prevent entire segments of the population, such as migrants, from contributing" said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Husseinin, in a joint statement.

  2. © James Martin / World Bank 2014

    School to work transition - ILO Study

    Lack of higher education leaves millions of youth out of decent work in developing countries

    December 15, 2014

    ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment.

  3. © Aamir Qureshi / AFP

    Labor migration and remittances

    Helping migrants make the most of their money

    December 11, 2014

    Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.

Selected US Government Funded ILO Projects

  1. Forced Labor

    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.

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    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.