News and events

The ILO Centenary

  • Towards the ILO Centenary

    The countdown has begun to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Labour Organization. With multiple events and commemorations planned, 2019 will be a year of global celebrations to mark the ILO’s vision of universal peace based on social justice.

News

  1. 100 years of ILO History

    A house for social justice - past, present and future

    09 November 2018

    The vision and rich history of the International Labour Organization has been closely bound up with the buildings that have housed its headquarters. In the first of a series looking at 100 years of ILO history, we chart key moments of the ILO story through the main buildings that have been its home.

  2. Press release

    Guy Ryder attends Paris Armistice ceremonies on the eve of the ILO Centenary

    09 November 2018

    The commemoration of the end of the First World War in Paris has a symbolic dimension for the ILO.

Publications

  1. 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.

  2. The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim – West meets East

    16 December 2015

    This volume of essays considers how the ILO has helped generate a set of ideas and practices to advance social and economic reform in the Americas and the Asia Pacific.