International Labour Office (ILO) - Historical Archives

Characteristics
History: 

The International Labour Organization (ILO), founded in 1919, is a tripartite UN agency. It operates internationally with the aim to promote social justice and to protect human and labour rights. The International Labour Office (ILO), as the permanent secretariat of the organisation, comprises a documentation center. (Information about the history of the ILO)

Publications: 

The ILO has different online publications.

Inventory: 

The Historical Archives contains the following collections:

  • pre-war and wartime files (1919-1947)
  • post-war files (1948-1978)
  • records of the International Labour Office (Basel, 1890-1919)
  • photographic and audiovisual collections
  • special collections


The special collections include the ILO Directors and Directors-General Archives as well as private papers.

The ILO maintains also a library with a database. A timeline as well as key documents for research are available online.

Postal address
4, route des Morillons
1211
Genève
Switzerland
Statistics
Review Date: 
21.08.2017