17 Mar 2005

Samoa becomes UN Labour agency's 178th member

9:13 am on 17 March 2005

Samoa has become the 178th member state of the United Nations International Labour Organisation.

The ILO, which was founded in 1919, formulates international standards in conventions and recommendations for setting minimum standards of basic human and labour rights.

The accession follows the receipt of a letter from Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, stating his nation's acceptance of the obligations of the agency's constitution.