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INVITATION:Global Action Day agains


News Editor
November 29, 2000
Subject:	Global Action Day against Forced Labor in Burma

With the decision of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 16 November 2000, the ILO has given legitimation to multilateral and bilateral actions against the Burmese regime for what an ILO Commission of Inquiry called "widespread and systematic" use of forced labor. On 30 November, the measures adopted by the ILO against the Burmese regime will take effect. 

The measures include calls for UN agencies, governments, employers and workers to review relations with Burma and "cease as soon as possible any activity that could have the effect of directly or indirectly abetting the practice of forced or compulsory labour" in Burma. 

The Burma pro-democracy groups worldwide and their supporters are organizing a Global Action Day against Forced Labour in Burma on November 30 to urge the international community to take up strong punitive actions against the Burmese regime for failing to eliminate forced labour in the country. 

The democracy activists based in Australia, India, Japan and Thailand are holding pickets on November 30 in front of Burmese embassies in their respective countries. As a part of this Global Action Day against Forced Labour in Burma, members of All Burma Students League and Indian supporters are organizing a demonstration in New Delhi. The details of the program are followed.

Date:				November 30, 2000 (Thursday)
Venue:			Janta Mantar, New Delhi
Timing:			11:00 a.m. (sharp)

We earnestly request you to send a reporter/photographer from your esteemed newspaper/agency.


Myint Aye
Joint-General Secretary (ABSL)

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