The International Labour Organisation (ILO) opened its annual conference in Geneva yesterday (Wednesday, June 6), with officials calling for more jobs throughout the world and warning that the organisation faces grave financial difficulties because of the current dollar crisis.
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Background: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) opened its annual conference in Geneva yesterday (Wednesday, June 6), with officials calling for more jobs throughout the world and warning that the organisation faces grave financial difficulties because of the current dollar crisis.
The call for more jobs came from the conference president, Mr. Bintu A. Tshiabola, the Zaire Labour and Social Welfare Minister. He said that only an expansion of new jobs could bring a rise in the standard of living and a more just distribution of wealth throughout the world.
Mr. Bintu (CORRECT) had been unanimously elected president of the conference by the 1,300 delegates representing governments, employers and workers in 123 countries.
Opening the conference, Mr. John Mainwaring, Canadian chairman of the Organisation's governing body, said the declining values of the United States dollar had aggravated financial difficulties facing the organisation, forcing it to increase its budget while reducing its activities.
SYNOPSIS: The rights of workers throughout the world were again under discussion by the International Labour Organisation, meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. The thirteen-hundred delegates from a hundred-and-twenty-three countries received a shock when Canadian Chairman John Mainwaring revealed the dollar crisis had hit the budget and caused a cut-back in activities.
On the right of the Zaire delegation was the man later elected Conference President, Mr. Bintu A. Tshiabola. He's the Zaire Labour and Social Welfare Minister, and during his subsequent address he told delegates that only an expansion of new jobs could bring a rise in the standard of living throughout the world -- and a more just distribution of wealth.
During the three-week gathering, the conference is being asked to approve measures to and child labour throughout the world. And measures aimed at protecting dickers from unemployment and hardships resulting from modern cargo-handling techniques are also on the agenda.
The chairman reported that delegates would consider new international standards to protect workers especially exposed to cancer risks in their jobs.