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Governing Body: 297th. Session

 Peace and social justice 

The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized 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 has been instrumental in a number of important social achievements, such as an eighthour working day, paid maternity leave, child labour eliminating laws, work towards greater occupational safety and arrangements for peaceful resolution of labour disputes.

No other country or industry would have been able to offer the same guarantees separately from one another without being confident that their competitors in the world markets would follow suit.

In 1944, the International Labour Conference meeting in Philadelphia, USA, adopted the Declaration of Philadelphia, which redefined the aims and purpose of the Organization.

For more detailed information you may visit the website of the ILO Subregional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Moscow)

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