What is the ILO?

The International Labour Organization, a specialised agency of the United Nations which is responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. ILO has (at 30 January 2013) 185 Member States. Website: www. ilo. org

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ILO is the only “tripartite” United Nations agency. What does this mean?

Which United Nations agencies other than IMO make conventions that concern merchant ships?