Special 2019 issue: The ILO at 100

World of Work magazine: Working for peace and social justice

This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

As the ILO celebrates its 100th anniversary, it is timely to reflect on its achievements, how they came about, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. While striving to promote decent jobs and improvements in the working conditions and lives of all workers throughout the course of its history, the ILO’s mandate has also come into play at key historical junctures, including the Great Depression, decolonization, the creation of Solidarity in Poland, and the victory over apartheid
in South Africa.

Later on, the Organization highlighted the need to pay attention to the social dimension of globalization, and today, it is applying its mandate to the global challenge of building a future of work with social justice.