The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the UN specialized agency dealing with work and workplace issues, and related rights and standards. Its overarching goal is to achieve decent work for all so everyone benefits from working conditions that offer freedom, equity, security and human dignity
Nepal joined the ILO in 1966. In view of the increasing need for support in Nepal and scope for expansion of ILO programmes, the Office of the Senior ILO Adviser was established in January 1994 in Nepal. The Kathmandu Office transitioned to a full-fledged Country Office in 2000.