News and events

The ILO Centenary

News

  1. World Day of Social Justice, 20 February

    The ILO since 1919: Fighting for social justice

    18 February 2019

    Since 1919 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been on the frontline, bringing together governments, workers and employers in the struggle to make social justice and decent work a global reality.

  2. ILO100

    Rules to work by

    18 February 2019

    They keep you safe at work and make sure you have time off. They are critical in battling modern-day slavery and child labour. The rules that govern the world of work play a huge role in our everyday lives. For 100 years, the ILO has been setting the international standards that underpin national labour laws. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out more.

  3. International Labour Standards

    Countries urged to ratify labour conventions

    18 February 2019

    To mark its Centenary the International Labour Organization is calling on governments to ratify at least one international labour standard in 2019.

Publications

  1. Future of Work for Tea Smallholders in Sri Lanka

    15 December 2018

    This study presents the findings of a mapping exercise commissioned by the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives to assess the current state of decent work among tea smallholders in Sri Lanka and its implications on the future of work in the tea industry.

  2. Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

    15 March 2018

    What is the place of women in global labour policies? This book gathers new research on a century of ILO engagement with women’s work.