Published on: December 7, 2022

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

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Integrated policy agenda for a human–centred recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient” is the theme of the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organisation held in Singapore


  • ILO called for strengthening tripartism and social dialogue to address issues in employment in the region
  • It also pitched for strong and effective gender-responsive policies and institutions of work that are oriented towards a human-centred recovery after the pandemic and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
  • Meeting also focus to increase investments in social justice for the achievement of decent job-rich growth, universal social protection, respect for rights at work and inclusive social dialogue in Asia pacific region

About International Labour Organisation (ILO)

  • It is a United Nations agency mandate to advance social and economic justice by setting international labour standards
  • Founded : October 1919 under the League of Nations
  • It is the first and oldest specialised agency of the UN
  • Member States: 187 member states with Cook Islands
  • Headquartered : Geneva, Switzerland
  • Effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of forced or compulsory labour, the abolition of child labour, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • The ILO is a major contributor to international labour law.
  • Organization has received the Nobel Peace Prize 1969 for improving fraternity and peace among nations
  • Director-general : Gilbert Houngbo
  • Ten of the titular government seats are permanently held by States of chief industrial importance: Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United State
  • Parent organization: United Nations General Assembly , United Nations Economic and Social Council