OEEC.MO Manpower and Social Affairs Committee

Documents from [1949] to [1961]

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2 microfilms, 2 files

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Mary, Carr


Administrative and Biographical History

The Manpower and Social Affairs Committe of the OECD was mostly concerned employment, industrial relations, the service sector, technological advances, foreign workers, women workers and man power aspects of economic development in member countries.
The Manpower Committee was established in 1948 on the creation of the OEEC. It consists of representatives of the Ministeries of Labour in member countries and of representatives of Associated countries. In addition the International Labour Office, the ECSC and Economic Commission for Europe, the Intergoernmental Committee for European migration, and the US High Commissioner for Refugess regularly sent observers to meetings of the Manpower Committee. The Committee is reponsible for promoting the fullest and most effective use of available manpower. The activities with the OEEC has so far carried out in the field of manpower arise out of the general objective laid down in the preamble to the Convention for EEC, namely "to promote full employment". Article 8 of the Convention specifies that " the contracting parties will make the fullest and most effective use of their available manpower". In carrying out these directives, the Manpower Committee has acted along two main lines:
The search for way and means of aiding member countries to make the maximum use of the manpower available on their own territory.
The search for ways and means of eliminating so far as possible obstacles to the free movement of workers from one country to another.

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