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  International Labour Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ILO programmes include the occupational safety and health hazard alert system and the labour standards and human rights programmes.
The International Labour Organization is an agency of the United Nations and as such shares a core of common personnel policy with other agencies.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, was founded in 1919 under the auspices of the League of Nations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Labour_Organisation   (1119 words)

  
 EuropaWorld 8/12/2000 The International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is the specialised agency of the United Nations seeking to promote social justice through establishing and safeguarding internationally recognised human and labour rights.
This body would formulate international labour standards and establish minimum rights including; freedom of association, the right to organise, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues.
ILO policy and budget is decided by the executive board of the organisation, which is composed of 28 government members, 14 employer members and 14 worker members.
www.europaworld.org /issue12/theinternationallabourorg81200.htm   (691 words)

  
 ICA - International Labour Organisation
Labour regulation was constructed on the assumption that this traditional structure was the dominant one.
Because the ILO and labour regulators have talked of employment as embracing all forms of work, this has led them to infer that all work must be 'employment' and that independent contractors, or at least some independent contractors, are in fact employees.
The ILO Report also highlights situations where contracting out, some models of labour hire and other work-engagement arrangements may mask or confuse the true nature of legal relationship and the obligations and protections that are attached to those legal relationships.
www.contractworld.com.au /reloaded/ica-newilo.php   (7085 words)

  
 ANNEX II: ILO CONVENTIONS NOS. 87 AND 98
Workers' and employers' organisations shall have the right to establish and join federations and confederations and any such organisation, federation or confederation shall have the right to affiliate with international organisations of workers and employers.
The acquisition of legal personality by workers' and employers' organisations, federations and confederations shall not be made subject to conditions of such a character as to restrict the application of the provisions of Articles 2, 3 and 4 hereof.
Each Member of the International Labour Organisation for which this Convention is in force undertakes to take all necessary and appropriate measures to ensure that workers and employers may exercise freely the right to organise.
www.southcentre.org /publications/labour/labourannexe-01.htm   (1021 words)

  
 Agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the International Labour Organisation concerning the legal status of ...
The International Labour Organisation, its properties and assets wherever they may be or by whomsoever they may be held shall enjoy immunity from every form of legal process except in so far as this immunity is formally waived by the Director of the International Labour Office or his duly authorised representatives.
The archives of the International Labour Organisation and all documents belonging to it or in its possession are inviolable.
The Director of the International Labour Office has the right and duty to waive the immunity of any official in any case in which he considers that immunity would impede the course of justice and can be waived without prejudice to the interests of the International Labour Organisation.
ilo.law.cornell.edu /public/english/bureau/leg/agreements/switz.htm   (1671 words)

  
 E Law: Australian Ratification of International Labour Organisation Convention No. 169
The first international instrument was ILO Convention No. 107, which was adopted in 1957.(1) At that time governments thought that the best way to protect the health and well-being of indigenous peoples was to assimilate and integrate them with other people in their countries.
The Director-General of the International Labour office shall notify all Members of the International Labour Organisation of the registration of all ratifications and denunciations communicated to him by the Members of the Organisation.
The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall communicate to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations full particulars of all ratifications and acts of denunciation registered by him in accordance with the provisions of the preceding Articles.
www.murdoch.edu.au /elaw/issues/v1n1/iorns111.html   (5947 words)

  
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Forced or compulsory labour exacted as a tax and forced or compulsory labour to which recourse is had for the execution of public works by chiefs who exercise administrative functions shall be progressively abolished.
The normal working hours of any person from whom forced or compulsory labour is exacted shall be the same as those prevailing in the case of voluntary labour, and the hours worked in excess of the normal working hours shall be remunerated at the rates prevailing in the case of overtime for voluntary labour.
In the case of labour to which recourse is had by chiefs in the exercise of their administrative functions, payment of wages in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph shall be introduced as soon as possible.
fletcher.tufts.edu /multi/texts/BH133.txt   (1673 words)

  
 The International Labour Organisation Correspondent in Romania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The ILO was created in 1919 primarily for the purpose of adopting international standards to cope with the problem of labor conditions involving "injustice, hardship, and privation".
By implementing direct actions for children at risk, child labourers and their families, it has been demonstrated that it is possible to prevent children to early enter the workforce and withdraw working children from exploitative and hazardous work.
A national tripartite seminar was organized on 18-19 June 2003 with the participation of governmental agencies, employers' and workers' organizations, NGOs, universities, and international agencies to update the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of Child Labour in Romania based on the experience acquired during the implementation of the IPEC Country Programme, 2000-2003.
www.un.ro /ilo.html   (2991 words)

  
 International Labour Organisation International Labour Conventions and Recommendations. 1919-1991. Volume II (1963-1991)
The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its 76th Session on 7 June 1989, and
Handicrafts, rural and community-based industries, and subsistence economy and traditional activities of the peoples concerned, such as hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering, shall be recognised as important factors in the maintenance of their cultures and in their economic self-reliance and development.
The imparting of general knowledge and skills that will help children belonging to the peoples concerned to participate fully and on all equal footing in their own community and in the national community shall be an aim of education for these peoples.
www.ciesin.org /docs/010-282/010-282.html   (3370 words)

  
 International Labour Organisation (ILO)
This followed a period of 30 years of isolation from international labour forums after the country withdrew from the ILO in 1964 as a result of political pressure.
An agreement between the South African Government and the ILO was signed in Geneva on 5 June 1995 and it was ratified by Parliament on 11 October 1995.
South Africa as a young democracy is committed to socioeconomic issues and reconstruction from its past and as member of the global village is to uphold international labour standards and regional leadership in that regard.
www.dfa.gov.za /foreign/Multilateral/inter/ilo.htm   (502 words)

  
 League of Nations Bibliography - I
International Conference for the Adoption of a Convention for the Suppression of Counterfeiting Currency, Geneva, 1929, and League of Nations.
International Economic Conference Organized by the International Federation of League of Nations Societies under the Distinguished Patronage of M.T.G. Masaryk, President of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, Prague, 4th-6th October 1928.
The I.L.O and Reconstruction Report by the Acting Director of the International Labour Office to the Conference of the International Labour Organisation, New York, October 1941.
www.indiana.edu /~league/bibi.htm   (1191 words)

  
 International Labour Organisation. 1983. "R168 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) ...
Vocational rehabilitation services in both urban and rural areas and in remote communities should be organised and operated with the fullest possible community participation, in particular with that of the representatives of employers', workers' and disabled persons' organisations.
Community leaders and groups, including disabled persons themselves and their organisations, should co-operate with health, social welfare, education, labour and other relevant government authorities in identifying the needs of disabled persons in the community and in ensuring that, wherever possible, disabled persons are included in activities and services available generally.
Employers' and workers' organisations, together with disabled persons and their organisations, should be able to contribute to the formulation of policies concerning the organisation and development of vocational rehabilitation services, as well as to carry out research and propose legislation in this field.
www.independentliving.org /docs4/ilo-conv-r168.html   (2417 words)

  
 Vanuatu declared 176th member of the International Labour Organisation
The ILO emerged in 1919 with the Treaty of Versailles, which enabled it to carry out social reforms, after World War I at an international level.
ILO has five regional offices in Africa, Arab States, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean region and a total of 65 sub-regional and area offices to serve the Constituents of its 176 member states globally.
Since 1975 the ILO Office for the South Pacific, has been based in the Pacific's hub - the Fiji Islands, in the capital city of Suva.
www.news.vu /en/news/aid/4.shtml   (496 words)

  
 ACTU: News: Sharan Burrow's Address To International Labour Organisation - 10 June 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The hallmark of the Australian Constitution is that disputes between labour and capital must be settled by conciliation and arbitration, with a focus upon the rights and obligations of employees and employers and their respective organisations.
Thus for a labour law to be validly enacted under the corporations power, it must focus upon the rights and obligations of corporations and on the rights and obligations of those who deal with them.
Labour is defined through its relationship with the corporation, and has no independent status or dignity.
www.actu.asn.au /public/news/1118377855_18327.html   (2499 words)

  
 Democratic Voice of Burma
The ILO officials refused to make any comment, and according to the latest report, they were unable to meet with SPDC chairman Gen Than Shwe.
The ILO officials used to meet with National League for Democracy (NLD) and ethnic national leaders during their previous trips, but they informed them in a letter that they were unable to meet with them due to several reasons, according to NLD spokesman U Lwin.
Meanwhile, there have been continuing reports of forced labour practice throughout the country and only lowly local authorities have been punished for obeying the orders of army officers who are the main perpetrators of the practice.
english.dvb.no /news.php?id=4128   (261 words)

  
 Bureau of Statistics, work unit of the Policy Integration Department
Labour statistics play an essential role in the efforts of member States to achieve decent work for all and for the ILO's support of these efforts.
The ILO Bureau of Statistics works with integrity, independence and high professional standards to provide users within and outside the ILO with relevant, timely and reliable labour statistics, to develop international standards for better measurement of labour issues and enhanced international comparability, and to help member States develop and improve their labour statistics.
As the focal point within the ILO for statistical activities, the Bureau assists the Sectors in identifying their data needs, collaborates with them on the gathering of information from countries, and advises them on the use of data for specific purposes.
www.ilo.org /public/english/bureau/stat   (331 words)

  
 International Labour Organisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The International Labour Organisation (commonly known as the ILO) is a permanent agency of the United Nations, which works for the improvement of labour conditions in member nations, and for the promotion of social justice through internationally recognised human and labour rights.
The ILO has a unique tripartite structure with workers and employers participating as equal partners with governments in the work of the agency.
The International Labour Organisation is the UN specialised agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights.
www.jobsletter.org.nz /jbl05211.htm   (288 words)

  
 Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)
Officials of the administration, even when they have the duty of encouraging the populations under their charge to engage in some form of labour, shall not put constraint upon the said populations or upon any individual members thereof to work for private individuals, companies or associations.
The illegal exaction of forced or compulsory labour shall be punishable as a penal offence, and it shall be an obligation on any Member ratifying this Convention to ensure that the penalties imposed by law are really adequate and are strictly enforced.
The formal ratifications of this Convention under the conditions set forth in the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.
www.ohchr.org /english/law/forcedlabour.htm   (2422 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : A Decade of American Foreign Policy
The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation meeting in its Twenty-sixth Session in Philadelphia, hereby adopts this tenth day of May in the year nineteen hundred and forty-four, the present Declaration of the aims and purposes of the International Labour Organisation and of the principles which should inspire the policy of its Members.
(d) it is a responsibility of the International Labour Organisation to examine and consider all international economic and financial policies and measures in the light of this fundamental objective;
(e) in discharging the tasks entrusted to it the International Labour Organisation, having considered all relevant economic and financial factors, may include in its decisions and recommendations any provisions which it considers appropriate.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/decade/decade15.htm   (606 words)

  
 ILO - International Labour Organization
ILO is cosponsor of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS
GENEVA (ILO News) - A major new study on youth employment trends, as well as the number of youth living in poverty is to be published by the International Labour Office (ILO).
The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO), Juan Somavia, today issued a statement on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank.
www.ilo.org   (587 words)

  
 NISO - International Labour Organisation
A unit of the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland and established in 1959 with the aim of collecting all relevant information about occupational safety and health (OSH) being published around the world, whatever the format and the language.
Website of the International Labour Organisation, the ILO is the UN specialised agency, which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognised human and labour rights.
The ICOH is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects.
www.niso.ie /links/internationallabourorganisation.htm   (161 words)

  
 International Labour Organisation Convention No. 169
Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its seventy-sixth session on 7 June 1989,and
The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notifyall Members of the International Labour Organization of the registration of all ratifications and denunciations communicated to him by the Members of the Organization.
International Labour Organisation 1992 study of Sri Lanka's Wanniyal-aetto
vedda.org /ilo169.htm   (3811 words)

  
 >>> AsiaNews.it <<< International Labour Organisation condemns forced labour in Myanmar
The situation is seen as urged given the fact that things have deteriorated badly last year according to ILO officials, with an increase in reported cases of forced labour.
Last week in fact, ILO representatives in Myanmar stated that although forced labour is illegal in the country, the practice continues with the government showing little interest in really eliminating it.
Apart from the issue of forced labour, the ILO delegation is expected to discuss the junta’s failure to allow workers the freedom to associate.
www.asianews.it /view.php?l=en&art=2624   (641 words)

  
 Minesafe: About: International Labour Organisation
The International Labour Organisation is the United Nations specialised agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights.
It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles which brought the League of Nations into being and it became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.
The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organise, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues.
www.minesafe.org /about/ilo.html   (371 words)

  
 Lancaster House | International Labour Law and IR
International Labour Law and IR C87 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948
Any Member may, at any time at which the Convention is subject to denunciation in accordance with the provisions of Article 16, communicate to the Director-General a declaration modifying in any other respect the terms of any former declaration and stating the present position in respect of such territories as it may specify.
The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify all Members of the International Labour Organisation of the registration of all ratifications, declarations and denunciations communicated to him by the Members of the Organisation.
www.lancasterhouse.com /labour_law/law3.asp   (1295 words)

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