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ILO anniversary

30 January 2013
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Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and its members are celebrating the 94th anniversary of the Organization’s formation in 1919. The ILO is the oldest specialized agency of the United Nations (which was formed in 1946) and the only surviving major creation of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.

On 30th January 1919 the Paris Peace Conference establishes the Commission on International Labour Legislation to draft the constitution of a permanent international labour organisation, founding the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Today, as part of the United Nations, the ILO is charged with drafting and overseeing international labour standards.
 
The ILO remains one of the most important institutions for trade unions to defend their rights and the only tri-partite UN agency where workers are represented, together with employers and governments.
 
Public Services International celebrates International Labour Standards and vows to continue working for the protection of workers’ rights.
In times of crisis, labour standards are more important than ever. PSI stands up for the interests of public sector workers from around the world.

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