International Labor Organization (ILO)

What is International Labor Organization (ILO)?

International Labor Organization (ILO) meaning

established – 28 June 1919 set up as part of Treaty of Versailles; 11 April 1919 became operative; 14 December 1946 affiliated with the UN


aim – to deal with world labor issues; a UN specialized agency


members – (185) includes all UN member countries except Andorra, Bhutan, North Korea, Liechtenstein, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Tonga; note – includes the following dependencies: Netherlands (Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten)



reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017.