ILO (International Labour Organization)

ILO profile

  • Overview

    ILO is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.
    In promoting social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights, the organisation continues to pursue its founding mission: that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent jobs and the kinds of economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress.

    Further information is available on the ILO’s website.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    Major innovations in the world of work tend to originate from companies operating in the private sector. Private foundations often support progressive research and pilot projects on economic and social development. The ILO actively seeks partners in the private sector in order to learn from them, exchange experience, and promote decent work throughout the business world.

    Partnerships can take many forms, including:

    • exchanging knowledge of, and expertise in, a wide range of business sectors
    • participating in advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns
    • organising meetings and other events
    • collaborating on research projects
    • short-term exchanges of personnel
    • providing in-kind contributions or financial backing for development projects

    Is your company interested in partnering with the ILO?

    The ILO seeks partnerships with companies and foundations that share its core values and respect internationally recognised principles relating to labour, human rights, the environment and corruption. In developing the partnership, guidance and policy advice will be offered by the ILO to bring your company into line with recognised decent work principles.

    Further guidelines
    1. Public Private Partnerships for Decent Work
    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues