International Labour Organisation: universal and lasting peace can only be established if it is base
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The ILO was created in 1919 with the aim of advancing social justice in the belief that universal and lasting peace can only be established if it is based on social justice.
The ILO Declaration of Aims and Purposes 1944 included the following:
Labour is not to be regarded as a commodity.
Poverty constitutes a danger to prosperity.
The war against want must be carried on with unrelenting vigour within each nation and by means of concerted international efforts.
All human beings have the right to pursue both material well-being and spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity, economic security and equal opportunity without discrimination on the ground of race, creed or sex.
The ILO has obligations to promote programmes with the aim of achieving:
Rising standards of living
A minimum wage
A basic income for all in need
A just share in the fruits of progress for all
The right to free collective bargaining
Adequate protection for the health and safety of workers
Child welfare and maternity protection
The provision of adequate nutrition, housing and facilities for recreation and culture
Equality of educational and vocational opportunity.