International Labor Organization (ILO)

The International Labor Organization (ILO) is one of the specialized bodies of the United Nations, having as its end everything concerning the matter of work and the subjects involved in it. The ILO emerged on April 11, 1919, with the approval of the Treaty of Versailles, due to the growing need of the time for workers' rights to be recognized, since the Russian Revolution of 1917 was already being reviewed. International Labor Conference, the highest body of the ILO, are represented by governments, workers and employers; This being the model followed by the States in their regulation of labor law. Its headquarters are in Switzerland. ILO Resolutions are a benchmark in the labor world of the States. In the Treaty of Versailles the following is stated: “Since there are working conditions that imply injustice, misery and deprivation for a large number of people, which engenders such discontent that universal peace and harmony are put into effect. danger, and be aware that it is urgent to improve these conditions: for example, as regards the regulation of working hours, the setting of a maximum duration of the day and the work week, the recruitment of the hand of work, the fight against unemployment, the guarantee of a salary that ensures suitable living conditions, the protection of workers against general or occupational diseases and accidents resulting from work, the protection of children, adolescents and women. women, old-age and disability pensions, the defense of the interests of workers employed abroad, the affirmation of the principle of freedom of association, the organization zation of vocational and technical education and other similar measures ”.

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