The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency for the world of work. The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The ILO’s Secretariat has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and a global network of technical experts and field offices in more than 40 countries, including its Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean located in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The International Labour Conference (ILC) meets once a year to adopt new international labour standards and approve the ILO’s work plan and budget. The Governing Body is the executive council of the ILO and meets three times a year in Geneva. How We Work The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes. Mission And Impact The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. Origins And…