The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Stories of impact
Major reform of macroeconomics proposed to address 21st century social and environmental challenges at greater scale and speed
08 December 2023
ILO Research Director Richard Samans' book calls for a macroeconomic overhaul, prioritizing societal well-being and robust policy over mere economic growth, to bridge the gap between wealth and living standards.
07 December 2023
Güler Koca is a Human Rights lawyer and a diversity and inclusion expert. She speaks five languages, runs marathons and has learnt to fly a plane. Gula also has a visual impairment. She shares the story of her path towards job success.