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The Declaration of Philadelphia is a statement of aims adopted by the International Labour Organization in 1944 and embodies basic principles of economic justice. It declares the following: that labour is not a commodity; that freedom of expression and of association are essential to progress; that poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere; and that all human beings, irrespective of race, creed, or sex, have the right to pursue both their material well-being and their spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity, of economic security, and equal opportunity. The Declaration continues to provide a focus for campaigners for international labour standards.

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