What is The International Labour Organization?

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Big industry do not follow labour standards in India, representatives of worker unions said at the ongoing Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization (APRM of ILO).

About The International Labour Organisation:

  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency for the world of work.
  • Mandate:Its mandate is to advance social and economic justice through setting international labour standards.
  • Motto:ILO’s mandate as the basis for peace is expressed today as Decent Work for all.
  • HQ:Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Parent organization:Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
  • It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group (UNDP), a coalition of UN organization aimed at helping meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • History:It was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice. In 1946, the ILO became a specialized agency of the newly formed United Nations.
  • Members:The ILO has 187 member states: 186 out of 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands.
  • Structure:It is the only tripartite U.N. agency, that brings together governments, employers and workers’ representatives of 187-member States.


Q1) What is UNDP?

UNDP is the United Nations lead agency on international development which works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. It helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Their work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.

Source: The Hindu