International Labor Organization (ILO)

  • Established in 1919
  • It is a UN agency
  • HQ : Geneva, Switzerland
  • It deals with labor issues, particularly international labor standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all
  • India is a founder member of ILO
  • The ILO registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments
  • The ILO has 187 member states: 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands are members of the ILO.
  • In 1969, the organisation received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.