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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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64) Peter Auer, "Security in Labour Markets: Combining Flexibility with Security for Decent Work" Economic and Labour Market Papers (2007) at 4, online: International Labour Office <http://www.
The Governing Body is the executive body of the International Labour Office (the Office is the secretariat of the Organization).
This revised and greatly expanded edition of the ABC of Women Worker's Rights and Gender Equality, based on the conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Office (ILO), offers relevant and informative content as well as detailed definitions and descriptions.
International Labour Office Bangkok and IPEC Task Team of the Yunnan Provincial Statistics Bureau (2005), Analysis Report of the Baseline Survey for the TICW Project Phase II in Yunnan Province--Part of a series of studies on human trafficking and labour migration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (The Mekong Challenge; Bangkok: The Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women, International Labour Organization).
The International Labour Office deserves congratulations for publishing such a unique and reader-friendly contribution to good nutrition.
Kaufman International Labour Office, Geneva, 2004, 722 pages, ISBN: 92 2 114153 5
In the first survey of its kind, both large and regional airports in Canada and Switzerland were investigated by the International Transport Workers' Federation, International Labour Office, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
A survey of Canada and Switzerland airports by the International Transport Workers' Federation, International Labour Office, and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has revealed serious problems.
Child Labour in Historical Perspective, 1800-1985 (Florence, 1996) is an introductory overview, appropriately sponsored by UNICEF; and from the International Labour Office, Combatting Child Labour (Geneva, 1988).
Olney, Unions in a Changing World (Geneva: International Labour Office, 1996); Shankar Guha Niyogi, "Beyond Conventional Trade Unionism in India," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 3, no.
Nanny Kildal, International Labour Office, Geneva, February 2001 (Workfare Tendencies in Scandinavian Welfare Policies)
Ladou (2004) rightly points to the inadequacy of international organizations such as the International Labour Office (ILO) and the World Health Organization in addressing the worldwide problem that asbestos poses for public health.

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