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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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This latest World Labour Report of the International Labor Office (ILO) presents a powerful argument for extending and increasing the social protection of a workforce that is more and more exposed to profound structural changes in labor markets and family structure, entailing a loss of families' protective functions.
Sources: World of Work (December 1997), International Labor Office, 1828 L Street, N.W., Suite 801, Washington, D.C.
International Labor Office, Yearbook of Labor Statistics 1988, Geneva: International Labor Office, 1988.
The International Labor Office, ILO's permanent staff of officials and technical experts, which serves as the organization's research center, publishing house, and operational headquarters.
The Forum organized by the African Development Bank and the International Labor Office on the employment of young people in rural areas of the member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) delivered its conclusions on Thursday evening.
International Labor Office, "Agrichemicals: Handle with care," ILO Information, February 1992, p.
The National Office of the African Development Bank in Guinea (COGN), in collaboration with the Guinean Prime Minister and the International Labor Office (ILO) launched, Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Hotel Kaloum (Conakry, Guinea), a workshop dedicated to the African Business Directory of Occupations and Employment (ROAME).
He thanked the African Development Bank and the International Labor Office for their support.
At the beginning of the meeting, he worked with the US Labor Office of the International Labor Office of the United States and introduced Mr.
"The International Labor Office in Geneva is still ready to support the government and social partners in Egypt to ensure the full implementation of international labor standards in the law of trade union organizations and its application, stressing that it is in our mutual interest to complete the constructive dialogue during this stage.
The International Labor Office (hereinafter the "ILO") is pleased to invite your company to submit a bid for the provision of audit services as described in the Terms of Reference.
The monitoring, conducted by the International labor Office (ILO), has not found conclusive information that beneficiaries of World Bank-supported projects used child or forced labor during the 2015 cotton harvest.

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