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INTERXATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION. JUNE 28, 1919. 2713 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR Constitution. ORGANISATION. (The Constitution of the International Labour Organisation formed Part XIII of the Treaty of Versailles of 28 June 1919, Part XIII of the Treaty of St. Germain of 10 September 1919, Part XIII d the Treaty of Trianon of 4 June 1920 and Part XII of the Treaty of Neuilly of 27 November 1919. The numbering of the articles in the present text is that of Part XIII of the Treaty of Versailles.) Section I. ORGANISATION DU TRAVAIL. Attendu que 10. Societe drs Nations a pour but d'etablir la paix universelle, et qu'une tcIle paix ne peut etre fondee que sur 10. base de 10. justice sociale; Attcndu qu'il e:~..iste des condi- tions de travail impliquant pour un grand nombre de personncs l'injustice, 10. misere et les priva- tions, ce qui engendre un tel rnecontentement que 10. paix ct l'harmonie universelles sont miscs en danger, et attendu qu'il cst urgent d'ameliorer ces conditions: par exemple, en ce qui concerne 10. reglernentation des heures de travail, 10. fixation d'une duree maxima de 10. journee et de 10. semaine de travail, Ie recrutement de 10. main-d'oeuvre, 10. lutte contre Ie chomage, 10. garantie d'un salaire assurant des condi- tions d'existence con venables, 10. protection des travailleurs contre les maladies generales ou pro- fessionnellcs et les accidents re- sultant du travail, 10. protection des enfants, des adolescents et des femmes, les pensions de vieillesse et d'invalidite, 10. defense des interets des travailleurs occupes a l'etranger, l'aflirmation du principe de 10. liberte syndicale, l'organisation de l'enseignement professionnel et technique et au- tres rnesures analogues; Section I. ORGANISATION OF LABOUR. Whereas the League of Nations has for its object the establish- ment of universal peace, and such a peace can be established only if it is based upon social justice; And whereas conditions of labour exist involving such in- justice, hardship and privation to large numbers of people as to produce unrest so great that the peace and harmony of the world are imperilled; and an improve- ment of those conditions is ur- gently required: as, for example, by the regulation of the hours of work, including the establish- ment of a maximum working day and week, the regulation of the labour supply, the prevention of unemployment, the provision of an adequate living wage, the protection of the worker against sickness, disease and injury aris- ing out of his employment, the protection of children, young per- sons and women, provision for old age and injury, protection of the interests of workers when employed in countries other than their own, recognition of the principle of freedom of associa- tion, the organisation of voca- tional and technical education nnd other measures; Or{~!mization of Ja- hor.