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Shaping the World of Work: U.S. Engagement with the ILO

April 12, 2019 • 5:30 – 8:30 pm EDT

The 85th Anniversary of the U.S. Joining the ILO

The U.S. was instrumental in creating the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 1919, an organization dedicated to promoting labor rights and decent work around the world. The U.S. joined the ILO in 1934 --- America’s first membership to a multilateral institution --- thanks in large part to the efforts of then U.S. Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins. This event commemorates the 85th anniversary of U.S. membership to the ILO and will discuss U.S. engagement with the institution, collective achievements, and the future of work.

Please join us for opening remarks from U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta followed by a discussion with Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder; Ed Potter of the U.S. Council for International Business; Cathy Feingold of AFL-CIO; and Kirstin Downey, author of “The Woman Behind the New Deal.”
The public event will run from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM and will be followed by a reception with food and beverage from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.
This event is made possible through generous support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Counsel, U.S. Council for International Business