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- U.N. Labor Body Urges Full Employment Drive
- Reuter. 26 November 1996. ILO argues that rising unemployment in
developed economies is costly, but assumes it is not due to
- International Labour Organization - Child Labor
- By Jagdish Parikh, for ILO/BIT, 11 February 1997. Re. the ILO's
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour
- ACFTU, ICFTU and changing ILO Conventions
- By Gerard Greenfield, Asia Monitor Resource Center, 6 February
1998. The ACFTU felt that there are prejudices against China at
the ILO Governing bodies due to ideological differences. The exclusion
of China in the ILO Governing body is a violation of the ILO's
principle of universality and non-discrimination. This sheds light
on a motives behind the ACFTU agreeing to a rapid improvement in
relations with the ICFTU.
- ILO Asked to Speak Up on Asia's Ills
- By Johanna Son, IPS, 15 March 1998. The ILO should be more assertive
of its role as the "social conscience of development",
starting with making its voice heard in Asia's economic meltdown,
says the Philippine candidate for the ILO's top post.
- Appeal from Ed Rosario: Defend the ILO
- By Ed Rosario, Coordinator, WHC Continuations Committee, 15 May
1998. The Fifth Annual Independent Trade Union Forum in Defense
of the Conventions and Norms of the ILO one-day forum will take
place in Geneva on June 7 - on the eve of the 86th yearly session
of the ILO. In the name of carrying out a wholesale "reform"
of the ILO, the 150 labor conventions of the ILO are under
- Opening Speech to the International Trade Forum
in Defense of ILO Conventions
- By Ed Rosario, 7 June 1998. Preventing the ILO from becoming an
appendage of the WTO. Free trade agreements, along with structural
adjustment, are an assault upon our rights and upon our working
and living conditions, and stand as barriers to social progress
- Where Is Labor's Strength?
- A statement on the ILO and the WTO, by Trim Bissell, national
coordinator, Campaign for Labor Rights, Labor Alerts,
23 November 1999. The WTO is attempting to "reform" the
ILO. National governments will not rescue labor, and, as long as
international institutions are answerable to national governments
based on money or guns, labor cannot expect rescue from international
standards such as the ILO Conventions.