The International Labor Organization

While no other U.N. organization has announced a clear intention to take the lead in these areas, this has been happening by attrition as the financial institutions, various bodies οf the United Nations itself, and others gradually move to occupy part οf the same terrain. However, the ILO itself appears not to have clearly enunciated and defended its own particular vision. For instance, the investment οf the ILO in relation to the other organizations οf the global socioeconomic system has been limited.The ILO must be clear that its message deserves to be communicated. When officials and deliberative bodies οf other organizations are informed οf ILO standards and procedures, the most frequent response is that they are excellent, but are not truly authoritative if they have not been adopted by the United Nations itself. (Kang 2007) The ILO must ensure that its standards and vision are not undercut by, but conform with, the work οf other organizations. This will require a more constant ILO presence in meetings οf other deliberative bodies. The second strategy is for the ILO to articulate a clear and persuasive message for the future throughout the global economy.This task relates in large part to the eventual resolution οf the problem οf competing visions but it also requires that the ILO make itself better known. Also necessary are more discussions on the ILO’s work in such fora as academic circles as well as in discussions between the United States and other countries on compliance with international standards on workers’ rights.The opinion that deregulation is the solution to all economic problems is no longer as popular as it was, but a great deal remains to be done to define the limits οf deregulation and re-regulation. The ILO itself has been doing this for the past 2 years in a special Interdepartmental Project on Structural Adjustment.