International Labour Organization ILO)
Founded in 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It has been a specialized agency of the United Nations since 1946.
The representatives of governments and social partners (employers and workers) of its 183 Member States work together to promote labour rights, to advance the creation of decent work, to develop social protection and to strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

The site can be consulted in three languages: English, French and Spanish.
The home page presents the latest political, economic and strategic news in the form of articles, photos, slideshows and videos.
The various sections of the website are accessed via the banner at the top of the page.
About the ILO, Topics, Regions, Meetings and events, Programmes and projects present the institution and its technical cooperation programmes, including the "International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour" for example.
The Publications section presents the yearbooks, reports and working documents, the World of Work magazine and the International Labour Review published by the ILO. Some of these publications can be downloaded free of charge.
The Labour standards section includes a large number of reports and provides numerous links to country profiles (of the 183 member states), recommendations, latest ratifications, etc.
The Statistics and databases section includes:
- statistics databases: LABORSTA (economically active population, wages, labour migration, etc.); KILM (key indicators of the labour market ), available to registered users.
- bibliographic databases: LABORDOC which provides access to the world's literature on working conditions, social security, human rights, economic and social development, etc.; the NATLEX database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation, the ILOLEX database of international labour standards, and the CISDOC database on occupational safety and health. These data bases provide full text access to documents available on the Internet.