Versión electrónica ISSN 0718 - 1566
Versión impresa ISSN 0716 - 1921

Analysis and Critical Assessment of the Role Played by the International Labour Organisation in Developing and Securing Core Labour Standards
This paper analyses the role and mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in promoting core labour standards (CLS) and monitoring its compliance. It also makes a critical assessment to the effectiveness of the methods employed by the ILO to secure the CLS, in a complex context of different degrees of social and economic development, political ideologies, as well as dealing in some occasions with divergent purposes of its social actors (employers, workers and governments) The article discusses the main debates and issues faced by the ILO when interacting with its diverse range of member States. Finally, some final remarks are proposed with the aim of improving the application of the CLS to the new social and economic challenges of today’s world.