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NGO Statement
ICFTU, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions supports the Brazilian resolution
Brussels, 9 March 2004 (ICFTU Online): Today in Brussels, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) announced its priorities for the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to be held in Geneva from 15 March to 23 April 2004. In its annual circular, the international trade union body highlighted its concerns about violations of trade union rights in several countries. These include Colombia, Haiti, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Djibouti, Cameroon, Burma, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Belarus and Iraq. The ICFTU also outlined its commitment to issues such as economic, social and cultural rights; human rights of women and the gender perspective; sexual orientation; the rights of the child; migrant workers and the promotion and protection of trade unionists as defenders of human rights.

The ICFTU represents over 150 million workers in 233 affiliated organisations in 152 countries and territories. ICFTU is also a member of Global Unions

For more information, please contact the ICFTU Press Department on +32 2 224 0206 or +32 476 621 018.