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The ILO is a United Nations agency which was established in 1919 promote “social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights

The ILO is a United Nations agency which was established in 1919 promote “social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace” (ILO). In contrast to the revolutionary movements of that time, it brought together governments, employers and workers at an international level to search for common rules, policies and behaviours from which all could benefit. The ILO was built on the belief that peace and justice go hand in hand. Not in the sense that war is always the result of injustice, but rather that social justice is an essential foundation for peace (Servais, 2005).