About the ILO
How we work
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.
Mission and impact
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
We lost our precious forest but found a way to survive
30 May 2023
Mining and deforestation have destroyed the Orang Asli indigenous peoples’ way of life in Peninsular Malaysia. Maimun is helping to restore her people’s connection to the land through a community organic vegetable farm that is giving them a sustainable livelihood.
PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon
29 May 2023
A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.
ILO in the media
The number of children without access to child benefits keeps growing. This is simply inexcusable
30 March 2023
Take time to reflect on water
20 March 2023