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International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations organization devoted to creating jobs, ensuring worker rights, improving social protections, and encouraging social dialogue on work-related issues such as employee discrimination on the basis of religion. This "Decent Work" agenda has inspired the ILO's engagement with faith-based organizations to promote social justice; it is also the foundation for the ILO's support for the Sustainable Development Goals. The ILO's gender and development goals include equality of opportunity, remuneration, association, decision-making, and career development. Unlike other UN agencies, the ILO has a tripartite structure as its governing body (supported by the International Labour Office secretariat), which consists of 28 government representatives, 14 workers' group representatives, and 14 employers' group representatives. The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969 for its dedication to the international community.

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