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.
25 March 2015
Fiji has been the focus of attention by the ILO Governing Body over the past years regarding allegations of breaches of ILO Convention 87 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise. "The joint efforts of the government, employers and workers to solve social conflict have proven their value in more than 90 years of ILO history – I am confident that the values of such tripartite social dialogue will also benefit Fiji now,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
Selected US Government Funded ILO Projects
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.
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.