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SUNS #4628 Friday 17 March 2000

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Labour: Forced labour in Myanmar for ILO governing body (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)

Development: Humanitarian aid is big business from big donors (Someshwar Singh, Geneva)

United Nations: NGOs call for review of Vatican observer status (IPS, New York)

United Nations: Annan criticises coups and corruption in Africa (IPS, London)

Africa: Tourism linked to sustainable development (IPS, Berlin)

Health: Poor countries respond to new vaccine initiative (IPS, Mexico City)

Environment: South-South cooperation on desertification (IPS, Bonn)


LABOUR: FORCED LABOUR IN MYANMAR FOR ILO GOVERNING BODY

Geneva, 16 Mar (Chakravarthi Raghavan) -- The governing body of the International Labour Organization at its 277th session beginning 16 March is due to discuss the first annual report on the followup to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

The Governing Body session, to be chaired by Switzerland's Jean-Jacques Elmiger and to run tiil 31 March has among other major other items on its agenda issues relating to gender discrimination, forced labour in Myanmar.

An East Timor leader, Jose Ramos-Horta. is to address the governing body's Committee on Employment and Social Policy which is to consider the ILO's strategy and activities of employment and social concerns in East Timor and other crisis situations.

 


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