Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Adopted in 1998, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is an experssion of commitment by government, employers' and workers' organizarions to uphold basic human values - values that are vital to our social and economic lives. They include protecting the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as eliminating forced labour, child labour and discrimination at the workplace. The Declaration emphasizes that all member sates have an obligation to respect the fundamental principles involved, whether or not they have ratified the relevent conventions.