International Labour Organization (ILO)

Name Mr. Juan Somavía
Position Director-General
Address Route des Morillons 4, CH-1211 Genève 22
Phone +41-22-799 61 11
Fax +41-22-798 86 85

Activity summary:

The International Labour Organisation is the UN specialised agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights. It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles which brought the League of Nations into being.
The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organise, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues.