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Statement by ILO Director-General at World Conference against Racism

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2 September 2001

Statement by ILO Director-General at World Conference against Racism

Author: statement by Juan Somavia, Director General, International Labour Organization

"...Racism is a workplace issue. Where racism and discrimination exist, workers are faced with them constantly, day by day, as they try to earn a living. And if you are unemployed, they are formidable obstacles to getting a job..."

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31 August 2001

World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance - Racism: a workplace issue

Author: International Labour Organization

The principal concern of the ILO in relation to the Conference was to highlight the economic and social aspect of racism and xenophobia as they affect working men and women and those seeking work, with a special focus on discrimination in the world of work, migrant workers and indigenous and tribal peoples. Durban, South Africa, 31 August-7 September 2001

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