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Invitations extended by United States to International Labor Organization textile conference in Washington, April 2-17, 1937,   pp. 975-977 PDF (780.2 KB)


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INVITATIONS EXTENDED BY UNITED STATES TO IN-
  TERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION TEXTILE CON-
  FERENCE IN WASHINGTON, APRIL 2-17, 19371
55,0.41B1/54: Circular telegram
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom
                          (Bingham) la
                          WASHINGTON, January 29, 1937-3 p.m.
  The Twentieth Session of the International Labor Conference
adopted, on the proposal of the United States Government delegates,
a resolution2 in favor of holding a tripartite technical conference to
consider improvement of conditions in the textile industry. The
Seventy-seventh Session of the Governing Body of the International
Labor Office adopted a resolution3 deciding to invite the Govern-
ments of all countries in which textile production forms an important
part of their national economy to send delegates and technical advisers
familiar with the problems of the textile industry to take part in a
tripartite conference to consider all those aspects of the industry which
directly or indirectly may have a bearing on the improvement of
social conditions in the industry. Upon the recommendation of this
Government the Governing Body decided to hold the Conference in
Washington, to convene April 2, 1937.4
  It is understood that a formal invitation to attend this Conference
has already been extended by the International Labor Office to the
British Government. You are requested to call at the Foreign Office
and express orally the hope that, in view of the importance of the
textile industry to British national economy, the British Government
will be represented at the Conference.
  Repeat mutatis mutandis to Am[erican] Embassies, Brussels, Paris,
Berlin, Rome, Warsaw, Moscow and Valencia; Am[erican] Legations
1Twenty-three countries were officially represented by delegations at the
Con-
ference; see American Delegations to International Conference8, Congresses
and
Eopositions and American Representation on International Institutions and
Commissions, With Relevant Data, 1937, Department of State Conference Series
No. 35 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1938), pp. 59-63.
  a See last paragraph for instructions to repeat to certain other missions.
  International Labor Organization Document No. G. B. 77/7/116.
  'I. L. 0. Press Release C. P. 66.
  4Ibid.
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