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The United Nations

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The chapter focuses on relevant United Nations (UN) Declarations, Conventions and World Conferences. It discusses the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN agency specially entrusted with employment issues. The transformation in the status of women came with the Industrial Revolution, with the access of girls and women to education at all levels, which led to the advancement of women's human rights. Following World War II and its widespread horrors and suffering the United Nations created and developed an international human rights regime through Declarations, Conventions and World Conferences. The regime affirmed two important principles concerning the employment of women: the equality of men and women at work, and the need for protection of women. International implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is limited to requiring countries to submit reports on measures adopted.

Keywords: human rights regime; international labour organization (ILO); United Nations (UN)



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