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International Labour Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social and economic justice through setting international labour standards. Founded in 1919 under the League of Nations, it is the first and oldest specialised agency of the UN. The ILO has 187 member states: 186 out of 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with around 40 field offices around the world, and employs some 2,700 staff from over 150 nations, of whom 900 work in technical cooperation programmes and projects.

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Coronavirus: Nearly half of world’s workers risk losing their livelihoods over COVID-19 lockdowns [Video]

Coronavirus: Nearly half of world’s workers risk losing their livelihoods over COVID-19 lockdowns

The ILO estimates that 1.6 billion people are in “severe danger” of losing between 60 and 80 per cent of their incomeView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:55Published

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