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    Labour rights as human rights are essential to fight crises

    GENEVA (ILO News) – The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) and the Chairpersons of eight UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies have issued a joint statement reaffirming the importance of universal human rights and international labour standards in addressing crises and sustainable development.

    The statement re-affirms the responsibility of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the ILO Committee of Experts to promote within their respective mandates, “the effective fulfilment of human rights, including labour rights, especially for those at risk of being left behind.”

    It calls upon all stakeholders, without exception, to maximize efforts for the effective implementation of recommendations from the Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the Committee of Experts. The Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the Committee of Experts also undertake to join their efforts for the promotion of all human rights – including international labour standards – through joint analyses, concerted action and periodic thematic meetings.

    The statement was issued on the third anniversary of the UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action for Human Rights.

    Human Rights Treaty Bodies joining the statement:

    • Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    • Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
    • Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
    • Committee on the Rights of the Child
    • Committee on Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
    • Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
    • Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • Committee on Enforced Disappearances

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