1) Improving the Conditions of Child Labour
2) Combating Discrimination of Women in the Workplace
Chair: Kamran Yunus
Co-Chairs: Amy Koo
Position Papers will be due to the Committee Email below on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by 11:59pm and should be no longer than one page per topic, single-spaced.
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International Labor Organization (ILO)
Created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, the International Labor Organization (ILO) is an organization that has been and continues to be devoted to the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights as it pursues its founding mission that social justice is essential to a universal and lasting peace.
The driving forces for the creation of such a specialized agency, focusing on labor and industry, arose from security, humanitarian, political and economic considerations.
It was in October 1919 that the first International Labor Conference was held in Washington D.C. and it was there that six ILO Conventions were adopted. Each dealt with a variety of issues including hours of work in industry, unemployment, maternity protection, night work for women, minimum age requirements as well as night work for youth in industry.
Since the early 1950s, the ILO has been providing technical cooperation to Member States on all continents and at all stages of economic development. Projects are implemented through close cooperation between recipient countries, donors, and the ILO, which maintains a network of country offices worldwide.
It is through the unique tripartite structure of the ILO that an equal voice is given to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.
Today, the ILO's Decent Work Agenda helps advance the economic and working conditions that give all workers, employers and governments a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress.
With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation, the ILO has over 600 programmes and projects in more than 100 countries – with the support of 120 development partners.
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