Promoting observance of international labour standards

Improving respect for basic labour standards
Enhancing impact of international standards for work
Promoting human rights of workers
Establishing worker rights
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has worked to guarantee freedom of the right to association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, promote employment and equal remuneration and has sought to eliminate discrimination and child labour. And by setting safety standards, ILO has helped to reduce the toll of work-related accidents.

International labour standards are an essential element in the promotion and protection of human rights, and their implementation is carried out in application of the ILO constitution. ILO assists its constituents, especially in developing countries, to participate more actively in the elaboration and implementation of these standards. Efforts are made to improve interaction between standard-setting and technical cooperation activities. Special emphasis is given to equality of women and the elimination of child labour.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal