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.
Our impact, their voice
Informal workers’ rights have a home in Costa Rica and El Salvador
July 26, 2016
An ILO-supported project aims to counsel informal workers and establish institutional partnerships to create collective strategies to promote workers’ transition from the informal to the formal economy.
Select US Government Funded ILO Projects
1 September 2015 - 30 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.
Asia and the Pacific Region
December 15, 2014 - December 14, 2019
The main aim of the project is to prevent and reduce child labor in Viet Nam, and to support Viet Nam's National Plan of Action to Prevent and Reduce Child Labor in Viet Nam.
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
December 19, 2014 - April 18, 2016
The goal of the project is to build the capacity among national and local stakeholders to advocate for a reduction in child labor and forced labor and to promote fundamental principles and rights at work through the framework of the Decent Work Country Program agreement between the Government of Uzbekistan and the ILO.