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Conference concludes with adoption of new standards on fishing sector, approaches to sustainable development and measures to promote decent work

The 96th annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded its 15-day run here today after adopting a comprehensive new set of labour standards for the fishing industry and holding extensive discussions on new approaches to promoting sustainable enterprises and decent work.

The International Labour Conference, the annual gathering of more than 3,000 delegates representing governments, and workers and employers from the ILO's 180 member States, also launched a new partnership aimed at eliminating child labour in agriculture and considered a number of issues regarding adherence to international labour standards.

In a wide-ranging analysis of the role of Decent Work in promoting sustainable development, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia called for the strengthening of the ILO\'s capacity on a number of fronts. He urged delegates to consider a new "Green Jobs Initiative" to support sustainable development and called for new approaches to dealing with trade and employment, labour market analysis and the reduction of "global decent work deficits".

ILO adopts comprehensive new labour standards for millions in the world\'s fishing sector

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