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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

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

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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. Internal Activities at the ILO from October 30th - November 13th

    322nd Session of the ILO Governing Body
    October 29, 2014

    Worker, employer and government representatives of the executive body of the ILO will review basic labor rights, global economic and social policies, and a strategy to promote a post 2015 sustainable development agenda.

  2. Towards a transformative Post 2015 Agenda

    Decent work as a driver of development
    October 29, 2014

    Transforming economies for quality growth and quality jobs has been a main theme in the discussion on the development framework beyond 2015, setting the stage for the proposal of a sustainable development goal #8 to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

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. © www.laborrights.org 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. September: Unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent

    1. The economy created 248,000 new jobs, significantly higher than the previous month
    2. Job creation was led by professional and business services (+81,000), retail trade (+35,000) and health care (+23,000).
    3. Labor force participation rate remains unchanged at 62.7 percent

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