The fifth session of the International Labour Organisation's African Advisory Committee opened at Parliament House, Addis Ababa on Tuesday (26 September).
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GV Emperor Selassie and President Giri of India seated on raised dais in front of delegates (4 shots)
SCU Delegates from Morocco, Nigeria, Libya, Kenya, Madagascar, Dahomey seated (5 shots)
CU Secretary-Gen. O.A.U. Ekangaki at microphone
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Background: The fifth session of the International Labour Organisation's African Advisory Committee opened at Parliament House, Addis Ababa on Tuesday (26 September). The sitting will last until 2 October and will review three Organisation's activities in Africa.
Guests of honour on the first day of talks were Emperor Haile Selassie and Indian President W.W. Giri, who is one an official visit to Ethiopia.
The meeting this year marks the beginning of an IL0 drive to strengthen joint government-employer-worker consultation on activities in the world's main developing regions.
Also under discussion, with a particular view to Africa, will be fairer distribution of income and wealth and the strengthening on institutions able to contribute to constructive industrial relations policies and appropriate labour standards.
SYNOPSIS: At Parliament House, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday, a conference started which could have vital bearing on the future welfare of the African worker. Emperor Haile Selassie and listing Indian President Giri were guests of honour at this; the fifth session in Ethiopia of the International Labour Organisation's African Advisory Committee...convened to review the Organisation's activities in the continent.
Delegates from all over Africa came to the conference. Topics under discussion will be the strengthening of consultation links between governments, employers and workers in developing countries.
Secretary-General Ekangaki of the Organisation of African Unity was amongst the opening speakers at the first session of the committee.