The International Labor Organization (ILO) was created in 1919 with the aim of promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent work and the economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress


The ILO has four strategic objectives:

·       Promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work

·       Create greater opportunities for women and men to decent employment and income

·       Enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all

·       Strengthen tripartism and social dialogue


In support of its goals, the ILO offers unmatched expertise and knowledge about the world of work, acquired over more than 90 years of responding to the needs of people everywhere for decent work, livelihoods and dignity. It serves its tripartite constituents – and society as a whole – in a variety of ways, including:

  • Formulation of international policies and programmes to promote basic human rights, improve working and living conditions, and enhance employment opportunities
  • Creation of international labour standards backed by a unique system to supervise their application
  • An extensive programme of international technical cooperation formulated and implemented in an active partnership with constituents, to help countries put these policies into practice in an effective manner
  • Training, education and research activities to help advance all of these efforts


The ILO office in Egypt (established in 1959) focuses its support on strengthening application of international labour standards, fundamental principles and rights at work; supporting decent employment, enterprise development and sustainable social and economic growth; enhancing social protection for all; and strengthening tripartism, social dialogue and freedom of association.


The assistance provided by the ILO in Egypt is largely based on technical advisory services, covering both policy and practical issues. The technical services focus on enhancing the capacities of constituents (governments, employers and workers) in the areas of policy development, programme and project design, and the adoption of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) in support of the national economic and social development policies and strategies.


For more information, please have a look at ILO’s website:–en/index.htm