Africa Hall in Addis Ababa, scene of the recent tenth anniversary summit of the Organisation of African Unity, has since been the site for the Eleventh Conference of African Labour Ministers.
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SV INT I.L.O. delegate seated
SV Secretariat members and Chairman (2 shots)
SV Delegates in conference room (2 shots)
SCU Ethiopian and Gabon delegates (2 shots)
SV Delegates from Congo, Dahomey, Egypt, Ghana, and Gabon (4 shots)
SV Ivory Coast, Kenya, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burundi, Botswana, and Algerian delegates (6 shots)
SV Ethiopia, Zaire, Zambia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Niger, Morocco, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Burundi delegates (8 shots)
SV Kenya delegate
SV New Chairman rising from Ethiopian seat towards rostrum
SV New Chairman shakes hands with old chairman and others
GV Delegates in conference room
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Background: Africa Hall in Addis Ababa, scene of the recent tenth anniversary summit of the Organisation of African Unity, has since been the site for the Eleventh Conference of African Labour Ministers.
Among the speakers at the conference were the Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassle I; the Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Information and Labour, Chief Anthony Enahoro; and the International Labour Organisation's Regional Director for Africa, Mr. Meshack Ndisi.
In his address, as representative of the ILO's Director-General, Mr. Wilfred Jenks, Mr. Ndisi said the preoccupations of his audience were "indissolubly linked with the responsibilities of the highest level of statesmanship: to build a continent of nations from which social inequalities and social oppression have been eradicated, and to lay the foundations for that freedom without frontiers to which the whole of mankind aspires."
He said "freedom without frontiers" was an ideal for which the ILO had consistently striven; its interests were those of the audience in endeavouring to foster a strong trade union movement in which workers can legitimately defend their legitimate social interests independently, in association with their brothers in other parts of the world.
This was particularly important in view of the labour problems posed by the growth of multilateral corporations.
The Ethiopian Minister of Community Development and Social Affairs, Mr. Ato Mulatu Debbebe was elected chairman to replace Uganda;s Minister of Labour, Mr. Levin Katagyira.