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International Labor Organization

International Labor Organization Outline

The ILO was established in 1919 in Washington. It became a specialized agency of the UN with independent status after the Second World War. The organization has representation from both the governments and trade unions of the member countries, and is a forum for both the governments and labor forces to discuss issues that concern them. Its main function is to study world-wide labor-related problems and set out worldwide labor standards. It recommends solutions to labor-related issues by proposing draft international conventions in this area. A convention recommended or passed by the ILO may bind a state pursuant to the normal treaty process, which means it does not apply to a state unless the state has ratified it. But the conventions passed by the ILO do set out international standards on various labor-related issues and may indirectly affect the domestic law of a country whose government has not ratified the conventions. Its headquarters are in Geneva. It has about 167 members.(1)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

This section provides an overview of international labour organization (ilo) within the legal context of Institutions Related to International Economic Law in international economic law, with coverage of Architecture.


Further Reading

  • François Maupain and Marialaura Fino, “International Labour Organization (ILO),” Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law, Cheltenham Glos (United Kingdom), Northampton, MA (United States)



  1. John Mo, International Commercial Law

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