1948 International Labour Organization (ILO) in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka became a Member State of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1948. The ILO is the United Nations specialized agency that promotes a job-centered and rights-based approach to development through social justice and the Decent Work Agenda. To this end, the ILO advocates for full and productive employment coupled with rights, representation and protection in the world of work as a means to reduce poverty.
ILO fulfills its mission by setting international labour standards, as well as shaping policies and programmes through its unique tripartite structure of workers’ and employers’ organizations participating as equal partners to governments. ILO provides technical assistance to its member states through a Decent Work Country Programme, which detail the policies, strategies and results required to realize progress in each country, towards the goal of decent work for all