International Labour Organization (ILO)
The ILO is a tripartite U.N. agency that brings together governments, employers and workers in common action to “promote decent work throughout the world”. As such, the ILO is the only international regulatory body drafting conventions and recommendations on employment-related matters. Adopted in 1997, ILO Convention n°181 on Private Employment Agencies represented a dramatic reversal of the ILO position regarding the Agency Work industry: from prohibition (Convention n°96) to legal recognition and support of the development of the activities of private employment agencies.
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts