The International Labor Organization is a specialized instrument of the United Nations and as with other specialized UN bodies; it is a member of the United Nations Development group.
The ILO was founded in 1919, in the wake of a destructive war, to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice. The ILO became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men. 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.
Agenda Item 1: Enhancing employment opportunities for refugees and disabled persons
Agenda Item 2: Eliminating the gender pay gap