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.
January 20, 2017
As we mark Brazil’s National Day to Combat Forced Labor on 28 January, read the true story of Rafael Ferreira, who was forced into slavery in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso when he was 12 years old. Five years later he was rescued and is now about to start university with the help of the ILO.
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.