L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
October 2019


The International Labour Office (ILO)  will open its doors to the public for the first time in 100 years on Tuesday, 15 October. For one working day, the ILO invites you, in collaboration with the Fondation pour Genève, to discover its 100 years of action on the ground but also to dialogue together on the future of the world of work. More info on ILO Open day.

This historical photo depicts a highlight in the history of ILO Fundamental Conventions No. 87 and No. 98 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention and Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention). These conventions helped the Solidarnosc trade union to be recognised by the Polish Government and, in 1989, to obtain legal status. Lech Walesa became president of his country in 1990. Discover the story behind this picture.