International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Asian Regional Organization Records

Collection Number: 5272

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Asian Regional Organization Records, 1962-1965
Collection Number:
5272
Creator:
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection contains agendas and minutes of the Asian Regional Committee's Executive Board, reports of the Regional Secretary, and reports and other materials about trade unionism in Asia.
Language:
Collection material in English, German, Swedish


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The ICFTU established regional organizations to strengthen operations in the various geographic areas. The regional organizations were to promote harmony and cooperation between all types of trade unions which were free agencies of the workers. While they enjoyed a high degree of autonomy, they were at the same time responsible to the ICFTU for their actions. The Asian Regional Organization had jurisdiction in all the countries of Asia and the Far East.
The regional organization was to:
1. Secure new affiliations
2. Assist existing trade unions and promote the establishment of new ones.
3. Organize regional conferences and discuss problems
4. Coordinate activities
5. Collect and distribute data about working and social conditions
6. Advise the ICFTU on regional problems, implement its policy and carry on publicity for it.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Asian Regional Organization
International Trade Secretariats
United Nations. Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East.
University of Manila. Labor Education Center.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Asian Regional Organization Records #5272. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5010: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Records
5272 mf: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Records on Microfilm
5582: Archives Foreign File (AFF)
6288 MB: John P. Windmuller Collection of ICFTU Memorabilia

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1955
Box 1 Folder 2 1955
German and English
Box 1 Folder 3 1953
Stockholm, Sweden. English and German
Box 1 Folder 4 1959
Brussels, Belgium. December 1959
Box 1 Folder 5 1953-1955
Box 1 Folder 6 1965
Box 1 Folder 7 1950-1954
Box 1 Folder 8 1965
German and English
Box 1 Folder 9 1962
German and English