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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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Frequent Violations of the 1951 ILO Convention on Equal Remuneration have been reported.
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Second, while the Preamble does refer to the (nonbinding) Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), (36) and to one of the antidiscrimination conventions, namely the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (37) as well as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, (38) it does not refer to racial discrimination (39) nor to the ILO conventions, the Migrant Workers Convention, or other general human rights instruments.
For example, the very first ILO Convention established a 48-hour working week and 8 working days as early as in 1919.
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She urged the government to get amended the outdated labour laws in accordance with ILO ratified conventions by the government and get established an independent Labour Inspection Machinery in accordance with ILO Convention No.
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