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"The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all."




Guy Ryder, Directeur général

Key figures

86 M

The ILO's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) has helped remove more than 86 million children from child labour around the world. 


Globally, in 2018-2019, some 1'000 enterprises with more than 200'000 workers followed the ILO “Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises” (SCORE) programme, leading to major cost savings, better productivity and improved working conditions

2 M

In the context of ILO’s Better Work flagship programme, ILO constituents in Cambodia, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Nicaragua and Viet Nam developed programmes that improved compliance with Occupational Safety and Health and labour standards, benefiting more than 1,500 enterprises and over 2 million workers in the global supply chains in the garment and textile sectors

Source: ILO