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By Jenny Lei Ravelo for Devex. The staff union of the International Labour Organization in Geneva is protesting its governing ...

The International Labour Organization is again under intense pressure from a growing number of stakeholders to put an end to its relationship with big tobacco.

By Ram Etwareea for Le Temps L’Organisation internationale du travail (OIT) veut mettre fin à sa collaboration avec l’industrie du ...

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. for The New York Times. Eight years ago, more than a dozen men with AK-47s ...

Dear government members of the ILO Governing Body: We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) instituting the strongest possible policies to prohibit cooperation and public-private partnerships with the tobacco industry at the upcoming 332nd session of the Governing Body.

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Right now, we have the best shot to remove Big Tobacco’s deadly influence from the United Nations. Take action right now and urge the International Labour Organization to cut ties with tobacco corporations.

The front cover of Spotlight, Corporate Accountability’s newsletter.

Articles include: You tell US to stand down at UN climate talks; Creating social change, person to person; Standing up to Big Tobacco around the world; You stand with educators to end junk food marketing in schools; Building toward water justice in Pittsburgh; Member spotlight: Nancy Bernstein, and more…

Certainly it is egregious that the Trump-appointed director of the CDC, purchased tobacco industry stock...But such a conflict isn’t shocking in our government, especially in this administration, and it highlights a longstanding virus plaguing our democracy: corporate conflicts of interest.

Following the U.S. presidential election, Cornel West wrote: “For us in these times, to even have hope is too abstract, too detached, too spectatorial. Instead we must be a hope, a participant and a force for good as we face this catastrophe.” That’s what we have committed to do together: Be a hope. Read the rest of Corporate Accountability's annual report.

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Every year, tobacco-related diseases kill more than seven million people around the world. Smoking remains the world’s leading cause of ...

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