*EDITORS' Nore.-This report was supplied by Bjorn Klerck Nilssen, Chief of the Maritime Branch of the International Labour Organisation. Mr. Nilssen originally presented an expanded version of this report at the ILO Seminar for Senior Government Officials from Asian Countries on Maritime Labour Standards, Bangkok, September 20-30, 1983, which was subsequently pub- lished in International Labour Office, ReportontheILOSeminar forSeniorGovernmentOfficials fromAsianCountriesonMaritimeLabourStandards (Geneva: ILO, 1984), pp. 15-24. For other reports on the ILO, see "Maritime Activities of the ILO," OceanYearbook1, ed. Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Norton Ginsburg (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), pp. 520-30; "ILO Report of the Committee on Conditions of Work in the Fishing Industry," OceanYearbook2, ed. Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Norton Ginsburg (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980), pp. 385-403; and "ILO Report," OceanYearbook3, ed. Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Norton Ginsburg (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982), p. 430.
1. Representation of the shipowners' and seafarers' groups was increased from 18 to 20 by the Governing Body in 198 1, to take effect from the next Maritime Session of the Conference.