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ILO to Reconsider Cooperation with Tobacco Industry

Nearly 200 non-governmental organizations from the global development, labour and health communities, amongst them the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), called on the ILO to finally follow guidelines set out in the United Nations Interagency Taskforce (UNIATF) Model Policy and cut its ties with the tobacco industry which is responsible for 7 million deaths annually.

The ILO has so far received US$15 million from Japan Tobacco International and the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT), a foundation financially dependent on the tobacco industry. ECLT’s board is exclusively made up of tobacco industry representatives.

 

 

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