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The ICFTU filed a complaint with the ILO in late 2004, noting that the political killings included those of a judge and a court clerk who were killed in April 2003, a senior advisor to FUNCINPEC leader Prince Norodom Ranaridh (Sihanouk's son), who was murdered in January 2003; thirteen political activists who were killed in the run-up to the 2003 elections, and several more murdered in the months following the election.
The ICFTU managed to convince national unions to push for respect for "core labour rights," rights based on International Labour Organization agreements, in instruments their countries negotiated.
3 Sources: Data from ICFTU annual country reports, US Department of State country reports on human rights, and ILO Committee on Freedom of Association reports.
72) The ILO and the ICFTU, along with national trade union bodies from Japan, Israel, Russia, the United States, and Australia and New Zealand, all looked to the Pacific as a potential base for extending their interests.
The ICFTU represents unions in 148 countries with a total of 158 million members (http://www.
The proposal from ICFTU was ultimately denied when ICANN made the controversial decision that the international unions making the application "were not democratic.
He said the ICFTU also aims to promote the Myanmar issue to university students and nongovernment organizations.
The WEF is claiming a central role in shaping the agenda, and some, such as the ICFTU, are willing participants in the process, taking heart in the WEF's apparent willingness to become an advocate of `globalisation with a human face'.
At the ICFTU forum, Bill Jordan, general secretary of the group, said labor conditions in the world will only worsen if trade and investment are liberalized further under the present WTO rules.
For the AFL-CIO, involvement with the ICFTU marked a radical departure from past practices.
This weakness notwithstanding, the ICFTU sought to take its social partnership approach to the global social justice movement, which, due to the latter's widespread ignorance regarding labour, proved unwilling to be an ally.
The death toll (of union members) was slightly lower in 2005 than the previous year, but we are nevertheless witnessing increasingly severe violence and hostility against working people who stand up for their rights," said Guy Ryder, secretary general of the ICFTU upon the release of the organization's annual report on union rights violations in June.
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