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BBC-Burma excluded from ILO aid (r)
- Subject: BBC-Burma excluded from ILO aid (r)
- From: tinkyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:46:00
Thursday, June 17, 1999 Published at 12:47 GMT 13:47 UK
Burma excluded from ILO aid
The International Labour Organisation has decided not to provide assistance
to Burma because of what it says is the country's widespread use of forced
An ILO meeting in Geneva adopted a resolution condemning Burma.
The organisation alleges that forced labour is used in Burma on
infrastructure projects and as porters for the army.
The resolution said that Rangoon could no longer benefit from ILO technical
aid or attend its meetings.
The ILO , the United Nations' labour agency, has no mechanism for formally
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