Amber Barth, Director of the ILO Office for the US and Canada, joins DC LERA Board

The Board of Governors of the Washington, DC chapter of LERA welcomes its newest board member, Amber Barth, Director of the ILO Office for the US and Canada. The Board elected Ms. Barth as a member at its meeting on November 14, 2023.

As Director of the ILO’s Office for the US and Canada, Ms. Barth is responsible for steering the International Labor Organization’s efforts to advocate for policies and priorities that promote decent work. Her responsibilities extend to fostering collaboration with key government officials, workers’ and employers’ organizations, as well as engaging with the Bretton Woods Institutions and other stakeholders to champion actions that support a sustainable future of work.

Prior to her new role in Washington, Ms. Barth held the position of Senior Multilateral Relations Specialist at the ILO Office for the United Nations in New York. In this capacity, she played a vital role in providing strategic economic and social policy guidance, making substantial contributions to enhancing decent work outcomes within the United Nations and other global development processes. She also served as Decent Work Specialist within the Multilateral Cooperation Department at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. There, she spearheaded the coordination of multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing the integral role of decent work in achieving broader global development objectives. Her commitment to advancing the principles of decent work on a global scale was further underscored during her tenure as the ILO executive coordinator for various UN initiatives, including, most recently, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions. In this capacity, she played a pivotal role in advancing policies and commitments to support sustainable and equitable transitions in the world of work.

Welcome to the Board, Amber! We look forward to working with you.