• United Nations Food Systems Summit

    26–28 July 2021

    Hundreds of participants from all over the globe are taking part in a UN "People's Summit" on food systems. Opening on 26 July in Rome, the online meeting will pave the way for a major Summit that will take place later in the year that will discuss how to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder will take part in this week's pre-Summit, along with several ILO experts.


  • What role for trade unions in the future of work?


    The future of trade unions is uncertain. Globally, membership has been decreasing, as well as their ability to organize and service workers. With the COVID-19 pandemic aggravating pre-existing labour market challenges, how can trade unions be revitalized? Explore our latest InfoStory.


  • The Global Informal Workforce: Priorities for Inclusive Growth

    ILO/IMF Discussion

    More than 60 per cent of the world’s adult labour force, or about 2 billion workers, operate in the informal economy. Watch IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discuss ways to tackle the issue.


  • Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work

    ILO in Action

    In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.


  1. COVID-19 and the world of work


  1. ILO in Action

    Strong labour laws make decent work a reality

Programmes and results

  1. ILO's flagship programmes

    The ILO has integrated many of its existing technical projects into five flagship programmes, designed to enhance the efficency and impact of its development cooperation with constituents on a global scale.


  1. Partnering for Development

    With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation, the ILO today has a bigger portfolio than ever with some 600 active programmes and projects in more than 100 countries.

  2. ILO projects worldwide

    Discover ILO's Development Cooperation Dashboard

  1. ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work


  1. BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment Meeting

  2. Address inequalities to prevent long term scarring

Learn more

  1. Trainings and courses

    ILO Training Centre

    Global provider of training for the world of work

  2. Knowledge sharing platform: Skills and Lifelong Learning