International Labor Organization

Established in 1919 following the Treaty of Versailles, the International Labor Organization (ILO) was created with the intention of maintaining global peace through the implementation of social justice. It has now evolved to be the primary United Nations (UN) agency that deals with issues surrounding labor and international labor standards, operating under a tripartite structure comprising of governments, employers, and workers. Of the 193 UN member states, 185 are members of the ILO. Annually, the ILO hosts the International Labor Conference, designed to look at the key issues surrounding labor and to develop recommendations and conventions on these issues. Areas such as forced labor, migrant workers, globalization, and child labor were all issues at the forefront of discussion at the most recent conference. The ILO ...

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