ILO was established in 1919 and it has been functioning as a special organization under UN since 1946. The main task of the organization is to create and monitor international working standards.
The member states and the employer and labour organizations of ILO have created international norms to all areas of working life. These norms and standards concern among other things forced labour, right to organize, advance employment, social security, discrimination, minimum age, working conditions, prevent workplace accidents, protection of motherhood, immigrants and indigenous people.
ILO monitors the compliance of standards among other things through the annual reports from the member states.