Arab Labour Organization (ALO)
Organisation arabe du travail (OAT)
Organización Arabe del Trabajo
منظمة العمل العربية
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1965-01-12 Baghdad Iraq
Founded according to resolution No 1 passed at 1st Conference of Arab Ministers of Labour, approved by resolution No 2102 d/43, dated 21 Mar 1965, of the Council of D-XD2903 - League of Arab States (LAS) On 8 Jan 1970, the 5th Arab Labour Ministers' Conference issued a resolution to establish the "ALO" as a specialized agency on labour and workers. Commenced activities: 25 Sep 1972.
Coordinate efforts in work and workers' fields at the Arab and international levels; develop and maintain trade unions rights and freedom of association; provide technical assistance in all fields of labor to the tripartite in the Member States; develop labor legislation in the Member States and working on standardization; improve work conditions in the Member States; develop Arab human resources to take advantage of its full capacities in economic and social development; develop the Arab workforce and raise productivity efficiency; prepare a guide and lay the foundations for occupational classification and characterization; translate into Arabic the labor and vocational training terms.
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General Conference (Arab Labor Conference - annual): Member States represented by a delegation composed of two government delegates, an employer delegate, a worker delegate, and their respective advisers. International and regional organizations also attend but as observers. Board of Directors (2 a year), composed of 8 titular members (4 Governments, 2 Employers, and 2 Workers) and 3 deputy members (one representing each group). Arab Labor Office: permanent secretariat, located in Cairo (Egypt), and headed by Director General.
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