ILO Office for the United States


The International Labor Organization (ILO) is the UN agency for the world of work. The ILO Washington Office is the liaison between the ILO and the United States government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, multilateral and Washington-based institutions. The ILO Washington Office supports ILO’s Decent Work Agenda through high level policy dialogue and coordination, analysis, focused outreach and resource mobilization.  It represents the ILO to International Financial Institutions such as the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Current US Funded Projects

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    See you at my "playground": Tackling child labor in gold mining

    How an ILO project in the Philippines addresses the consequences of climate change and child labor, while improving working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

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    Wagner Moura meets victims of forced labor

    ‘When I understood that workers have human rights that need to be respected it became a very important issue for me because of my origin and it resulted in my role as an activist for human rights.’

New US Funded Projects

  1. Measurement, Awareness-raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP) project on child labor and forced labor in support of SDG target 8.7

    The project will address knowledge gaps on child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

  2. The SEA Fisheries Project

    The project aims to reduce trafficking in fisheries, by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the efforts already underway at the national and regional levels.


  1. ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard

    The Dashboard provides customizable views of data on ILO development cooperation funded by voluntary contributions worldwide.

United States Government ILO Cooperation

  1. Factsheet