Introduction to ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) came into existence on April 19, 1919, as an independent body. It was established by Versailles Peace Conference as a symbol of human dignity, social justice, and universal peace.

After the Second World War, all the International associations were dissolved including the parent body of ILO (the League of Nations). The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is the only international association that continued its work.

Since its inception, the ILO has framed and sustained the system of International Labour Standards that intends to create opportunities for both men and women for a profitable and good workplace. A workplace that offers dignity, equity, security, and freedom.

An international framework that makes sure that the progress of the global economy provides profits to all is based on international standards that are crucial elements of the framework.

As the original signatory to the peace treaty, in the year 1919 India became a member of ILO. In the year 1946, ILO became specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). The social objective of ILO is to make the world aware of the fact that, global peace might get influenced by the unfair situations of its working people.

The International Labour Organisation is a tripartite body (labour, government, and employer) that deals with the problems of labors at the international level.

The three parties are – the government that provides the financial assistance, the employer who is accountable for the well-being of the workers, and the worker for whom the framework is being designed.

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