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International Labour Organization

Also called the ILO. An agency of the United Nations that seeks to promote and standardize labor practices. It makes recommendations to member states and calls for the elimination of child labor, slavery, and discrimination. It also promotes the right to unionize. It was established in 1919 and is based in Switzerland.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

an organization run by the UNITED NATIONS whose basic remit is to assist in the improvement of social and working conditions throughout the world. The ILO provides technical assistance to countries with manpower training, advises governments on labour standards and work practices, and publishes regular series of international labour statistics.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

a special agency of the UNITED NATIONS whose objective is to promote an improvement in living standards and working conditions throughout the world, thereby facilitating social justice as a basis for securing world peace.

The functions of the ILO encompass all aspects of social and economic conditions affecting employment throughout the world. It promotes national labour standards and work practices but only in an advisory capacity as it has no legislative powers. It provides technical assistance in manpower training, social policy and administration, and encourages cooperation between labour groups. The ILO is also concerned with the collection and dissemination of international labour statistics and undertakes research on a variety of labour-related problems. See INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION UNEMPLOYMENT MEASURE.

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It is unclear whether the International Labour Organisation will decide to investigate the matter, reported The Associated Press.
As world economic leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland next week for the World Economic Forum, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the specialised UN agency for employment and labour issues, is releasing early findings from its World Employment Report 2001 at a Press Briefing to be held at 12pm at ILO-London, Millbank Tower, London SW1 on Monday, January 22.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), the specialised UN agency with responsibility for work and employment issues internationally, is releasing the WORLD LABOUR REPORT 2000 on Wednesday June 21.
Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani expressed delight following the International Labour Organisation (ILO)'s writing off a labour complaint against the kingdom.
The report, by the International Labour Organisation, shows women hold a meagre share of top jobs - 1.
International Labour Organisation figures - which include those not on benefits - fell by 23,000 to 170,000.
On behalf of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), represented by the International Labour Office (ILO), we are pleased to invite any interested company to submit a tender for updating and maintaining the telephone exchange to the ILO Geneva according to the technical documents attached to this Invitation to tender.
The two sides stressed the need to coordinate pan-Arab stances regarding the agenda of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) board meetings in Geneva.
Summary: GENEVA - The International Labour Organisation, or ILO, said on Tuesday that German economic policy in the past two decades had harmed other European countries and contributed to the current eurozone debt crisis.
But the International Labour Organisation figures, which are broader based, showed a 5000 increase in unemployment from last year.
Implementing partner : International Labour Organisation (ILO)
7 (BNA)-- A bilateral meeting was held today between the Labour Ministry and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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