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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 29, 2003

Advisory Committee On Labor Diplomacy Notice of Meeting - November 17

The Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy (ACLD) will hold a meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2003 in room 1406, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20520. Committee Chairman Thomas R. Donahue, former President of the AFL-CIO, will chair the meeting.

The Advisory Committee is composed of prominent persons with expertise in the area of international labor policy and labor diplomacy. The Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy advises the Secretary of State and the President on the resources and policies necessary to implement labor diplomacy programs efficiently, effectively and in a manner that ensures success in promoting the objectives and ideals of U.S. labor policies in the 21st century. The Advisory Committee makes recommendations on how to strengthen the Department of Stateís ability to respond to the many challenges facing the United States and the Federal Government in international labor matters. These challenges include the protection of worker rights, the elimination of exploitative child labor, and the prevention of abusive working conditions.

The agenda for the November 17 meeting includes:

  1. Reading of the minutes of the last ACLD meeting;
  2. Review of the developments in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East since the last ACLD meeting on May 2, 2003;
  3. Discussion of alternative proposals for labor diplomacy in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East.
Members of the public and media are welcome to attend the meeting as seating capacity allows. As access to the Department of State is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must be pre-cleared by calling or faxing the following information, by close of business November 11, to Executive Director, ACLD, Jean Gardner at tel. (202) 647-3664, or fax (202) 647-0431, email Gardnerdj@state.gov; name, media or organization affiliation (if any); date of birth; and social security number. Pre-cleared persons should use the C Street entrance to the State Department and have a driverís license with photo, a passport, a U.S. Government ID or other valid photo identification.

Released on October 29, 2003

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