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Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

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The Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy (ACLD) will hold a meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on May 2, 2003, in room 1105, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. Committee Chairman Thomas R. Donahue, former President of the AFL-CIO, will chair the meeting.

The ACLD is composed of prominent persons with expertise in the area of international labor policy and labor diplomacy. The ACLD advises the Secretary of State and the President on the resources and policies necessary to implement labor diplomacy programs efficiently, effectively and in a manner that ensures success in promoting the objectives and ideals of U.S. labor policies in the 21st century. The ACLD makes recommendations on how to strengthen the Department of State's ability to respond to the many challenges facing the United States and the federal government in international labor matters. These challenges include the protection of worker rights, the elimination of exploitative child labor, and the prevention of abusive working conditions.

The agenda for the May 2 meeting includes: the Committee's Labor Diplomacy Database Project, opportunities for labor diplomacy to enhance the Human Rights environments in the Arab and Muslim Worlds, discussion of implementation of the recommendations of the Committee's two reports on U.S. Labor Diplomacy, and options for the Committee's future areas of concentration.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting as seating capacity allows. As access to the Department of State is controlled, persons wishing to attend the meeting must be pre-cleared by calling or faxing the following information, by close of business April 30, to Kenneth Audroué at tel. (202) 647-4327, or fax (202) 647-0431, or e-mail name; company or organization affiliation (if any); date of birth; and social security number. Pre-cleared persons should use the C Street entrance to the State Department and have a driver's license with photo, a passport, a U.S. Government ID or other valid photo identification.

Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the Committee in writing. Those wishing further information should contact Mr. Audroué at the phone and fax numbers provided above.

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Dated: March 15, 2003.

Lorne Craner,

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 03-9760 Filed 4-17-03; 8:45 am]