Areas of work


The ILO works together with multilateral institutions to advance the creation of decent work.

Elimination of Forced Labor, Human Trafficking and Slavery

The ILO created the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC) in 1992 to strengthen the capacity of countries to deal with the problem and promote a worldwide movement to combat child labor.

Gender Equality in the Workplace

The ILO is committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace through a number of initiatives, ongoing research, and country projects.

Poverty and Social Protection

The ILO actively promotes policies and provides assistance to countries to help extend adequate levels of social protection to all members of society