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ILO and its Constitution

  • Hours of work including the establishment of a maximum working day and week,
  • the regulation of the labour supply,
  • the prevention of unemployment,
  • the provision of an adequate living wage,
  • the protection of the worker against sickness, disease and injury arising out of his employment,
  • The original text of the Constitution, established in 1919,
  • Modified by the amendment of 1922 which entered into force on 4 June 1934
  • Declaration concerning the aims and purposes of the International Labour Organisation adopted at Philadelphia on 10 May 1944,
  • Amendments of 1945, 1946, 1953, 1962 and 1972


  • the protection of children, young persons and women, provision for old age and injury, protection of the interests of workers when employed in countries other than their own,
  • recognition of the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value,
  • recognition of the principle of freedom of association, the organization of vocational and technical education and other measures;

Governing body of ILO consist of 56 persons

  • 28 representing governments,
  • 14 representing the employers, and
  • 14 representing the workers

ILO Governing Body

  • Tripartite Representative Framework: government, employer and worker.

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