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International Labour Organization (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The ILO was formed in 1919 as an agency of the League of Nations through the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles. It was created in response to labor and social movements that resulted in worldwide demands for social justice and higher living standards. In 1946, the League of Nations was dissolved, and the ILO became the first specialized agency of the newly formed United Nations. It received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1969 for its work in the area of social justice and its ability to institute positive change throughout its history.

The overarching purpose of the ILO is to promote humanitarian labor standards and labor rights, ...

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