Through its technical cooperation programming, ILAB helps improve working conditions and adherence to international labor standards in countries around the world. It does this by working with governments and other key stakeholders to improve worker rights, prohibit the use of child labor and forced labor, and support improved livelihoods for vulnerable populations.
ILAB implements technical cooperation projects under two broad programs.
Our Child Labor and Forced Labor program supports efforts to combat exploitative child labor and forced labor around the world. Technical cooperation projects range from targeted action programs in specific sectors of work to more comprehensive programs that support national efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor as defined by ILO Convention 182.
Our Workers' Rights program provides technical assistance to countries on a variety of worker rights issues. Project goals include adopting or reforming labor laws or standards, improving labor inspectorates' enforcement capacity, increasing awareness of fundamental labor rights, and improving occupational safety and health conditions. ILAB also provides technical advice and other support to labor ministries through workshops and exchange programs.