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International Labor Organization
International Labor Organization and the 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up
The International Labor Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that works to promote and build international consensus on labor rights around the world. USTR’s labor chapters incorporate references to the countries’ obligations as members of the ILO and commitments under the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-Up. The fundamental rights addressed in the ILO Declaration include: freedom of association; the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor; the effective abolition of child labor; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.