ILO Should End Cooperation with Tobacco Industry (2018)

Tobacco industry CSR activities undermine progress on health and development and stifle the ability of tobacco workers to express their freedom to associate and bargain collectively. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the sole UN agency that still accepts sponsorship from an industry whose products kill 7 million people globally per year; instead the ILO should implement the UN model policy to prevent tobacco industry interference. During the meeting of its Governing Body from 8-22 March 2018, ILO should finally align itself with decision of the UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) and decide to end its cooperation with the tobacco industry!

Read more: Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), International Labor Rights (ILRF), Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)