ILO Office for the United States and Canada


  1. World Day Against Child Labor 2022

    From Vulnerability to Resilience: Expanding Social Protection to Combat Child Labor (CONCLUDED)

    June 2, 2022
    10:00 am to 11:00am EST
    Recording available

    Join the the U.S. Department of Labor and the International Labor Organization - Office for the United States and Canada for a conversation with leaders in the field as they discuss where social protection is having an impact in the fight to end child labor and where more support is needed to reach at-risk children and families.

  2. Hybrid Event

    Improving Working Conditions in Supply Chains (COMPLETED)

    4 May 2022
    9am to 1:30pm EST
    Location: The Bush School of Government and Public Service
    1620 L Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

    This hybrid seminar brings together policymakers, representatives of inter-government organizations, and academics to discuss the latest advances in our understanding of working condition challenges in supply chains.

  3. On-line Webinar

    Ending Gender Based Violence in the World of Work: new insights and tools from C190 (CONCLUDED)

    March 9, 2022
    11:30am to 1pm
    Recording available

    To commemorate International Women’s Day, policy leaders and activists will discuss initiatives for more effective action in the U.S. to tackle violence and harassment in the world of work.

  4. A World of Work Free from Violence and Harassment (CONCLUDED)

    December 15, 2021
    10AM EST

    Please join our upcoming Global Discussion Series which brings together leaders in the global efforts to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work and hear how the ILO Convention No. 190, the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, can be applied globally.

U. S. Funded Projects


  1. Malaysia

    Advancing Workers’ Rights in the Palm Oil Sector in Indonesia and Malaysia

    The project’s objective is to advance the rights of workers in the palm oil supply chain in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Indonesia, the project aims to ensure that Indonesian unions in the palm oil supply chain effectively advocate for their members’ access to fundamental workers’ rights, in particular freedom of association and collective bargaining.


  1. Jordan

    Better Work Jordan Mental Health Project

    The new fund of $1,550,000 will be used for a comprehensive intervention on mental wellbeing, with the overall project objective of improving workers’ mental wellbeing, especially among women and migrant workers, in the garment sector in Jordan.


  1. Armenia

    Helping Protect Armenians’ Rights Together

    The ILO will provide tailored advice and tools to nudge labour market institutions to build a strategic compliance system, going beyond the traditional enforcement model. Focus will be placed on the mining and services sector given their economic importance, the specific OSH problems in the former and the diversity and size of the latter.


  1. Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cobalt Industry

    The project-level objective is to strengthen efforts by the Congolese government and other relevant stakeholders to address child labor in the cobalt industry of the DRC.


  1. Mexico

    Improving workers’ occupational safety and health in selected supply chains in Mexico – A Vision Zero Fund Project

    The project will address decent work deficits in the country, as well as the efforts undertaken by the current Vision Zero Fund (VZF) project in the country to improve occupational safety and health (OSH) in Mexico’s coffee sector.


  1. Global

    Measurement, Awareness-raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP) to accelerate action against child labor and forced labor (Phase II)

    The Measurement, Awareness Raising, and Policy Engagement Project to Accelerate Action against Child Labor and Forced Labor aims at helping to build and apply the critical knowledge needed to inform the policy choices to combat child labor and forced labor and to support measures to address these challenges in key countries, regions and sectors