This week, yet another major United Nations (UN) agency signed up to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) becoming the latest organisation to endorse the principles of open data. The ILO joins a growing number of UN agencies committed to IATI including OCHA, WFP, UNDP, UNOPS, UNHABITAT and UNCDF (link to each of their publishing records), and brings the total number of IATI signatories to 34.
The ILO is the international organisation responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only ‘tripartite’ UN agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes.
Guy Ryder, Director General of the ILO, stated: “The ILO is fully committed to transparency and accountability in our relations with development partners, governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations and the general public.”
The IATI Registry has 91 organisations that have registered active files of published data. Go to the IATI registry to see a full list of publishers.