International Trade Union Confederation
The ITUC's primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers' rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. <br /><br />The Programme Document adopted at the ITUC founding Congress sets out the Confederation's overall policy framework, which builds on existing ICFTU and WCL policies. Its main areas of activity include: <br /><br />+ trade union and human rights <br />+ economy, society and the workplace <br />+ equality and non-discrimination <br />+ international solidarity. <br /><br />The ITUC adheres to the principles of trade union democracy and independence, as set out in its Constitution. <br /><br />The ITUC represents 168 million workers in 155 countries and territories and has 311 national affiliates.