Community guidelines

The following guidelines apply to anyone contributing content on any platform that allows user-generated content and is managed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) e.g. ILO Newsroom stories and ILO Blog.

The ILO offers readers the option of sharing comments and discussing issues arising from published articles and posts. Participants on the commenting platforms are expected to stick to issues related to the lead discussion topic.


Any user-generated content, such as comments published in the Newsroom and the Blog, expresses only the views of its author. It does not necessarily reflect the official views of the ILO or the views of any other person participating on the platform.

The designations employed in ILO materials, which are in conformity with United Nations practice, and the presentation of content do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the ILO concerning the legal status of any country, area or territory or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers.

Reference to names of firms and commercial products and processes does not imply their endorsement by the ILO, and any failure to mention a particular firm, commercial product or process is not a sign of disapproval.

Nothing these guidelines shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the ILO.

Although the ILO encourages reciprocating links to other relevant Web sites in the effort to increase visibility to both sites, hyperlinks to other Web sites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in those other Web sites on the part of the ILO.


You may post comments by providing your name and a validated email address or by signing in with one of your social media accounts that the platform allows.

The ILO does not share your personal information with outside parties. Please refer to our privacy policy for more details. However, since platforms used, such as the blog and the comment box are hosted, may be provided by third parties, make sure that you have read the third party providers’ terms of use and privacy policies concerning the use of your personal data before commenting.


Every comment will be read and checked by an ILO moderator for compliance with the guidelines below before it is published.

Be aware that the platforms allowing user-generated content, including the ILO and the ILO Blog are public websites. Anybody can read and access in the contents of your comment once they are published.

Your contribution must meet the following criteria:
  • It must not have any content that is unlawful, derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, and libellous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, slanderous, discriminatory, and malicious in any way.
  • It must not have any material that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, and trademark.
  • It must not have any element that violates a third party’s rights, privacy or intellectual property.
  • It must not include e-mail addresses, physical addresses or phone numbers for the purpose of self-promotion or exposing private data

The ILO reserves the right to refuse or delete any submitted contribution. Spam messages will be removed and users who do not comply with the guidelines will be banned. If you view a comment that violates these guidelines, contact the ILO at, explaining the issue regarding the published comment.