ILO - International Labour Organization

Joint action to promote decent work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the first tripartite agency of the United Nations Organizations. It convenes governments, employers and workers of its member states with the aim of undertaking joint actions meant for the promotion of decent work around the world, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

The functioning of its government, administration and programme coordination are carried out through three permanent organisms: the International Labour Conference, the Administration Council and the International Labour Office. There are also commissions, committees, and technical bodies that perform the assignment of controlling the fulfilment of Agreements and Recommendations.

Since 2005 Gerardo Martínez is one of the 122 members that conform the Administration Council, executive body of the International Labour Office. It meets three times a year, in March, June, and November and takes decisions about ILO policy. Besides, it determines the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopts the Programme and Budget before its presentation to the Conference, and elects the General Director.