R006 - White Phosphorus Recommendation, 1919 (No. 6)

 
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Preamble

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Washington by the Government of the United States of America on the 29 October 1919, and

Having decided upon the adoption of a proposal with regard to the extension and application of the International Convention adopted at Berne in 1906 on the prohibition of the use of white phosphorus in the manufacture of matches, which is part of the fifth item in the agenda for the Washington meeting of the Conference, and

Having determined that this proposal shall take the form of a Recommendation,

adopts the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the White Phosphorus Recommendation, 1919, to be submitted to the Members of the International Labour Organisation for consideration with a view to effect being given to it by national legislation or otherwise, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation:

The General Conference recommends that each Member of the International Labour Organisation, which has not already done so, should adhere to the International Convention adopted at Berne in 1906 on the prohibition of the use of white phosporus in the manufacture of matches.

ANNEX INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE SUBJECT OF THE PROBITION OF THE USE OF WHITE (YELLOW) PHOSPHORUS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES, CONCLUDED AT BERNE IN 1906.

Article 1. The High Contracting Parties bind themselves to prohibit in their prospective territories the manufacture, importation and sale of matches which contain white (yellow) phosphorus.

Article 2. It is incumbent upon each of the contracting States to take the administrative measures necessary to ensure the strict execution of the terms of the present Convention within their respective territories.

Each Government shall communicate to the others through the diplomatic channel the laws and regulations which exist or shall hereafter come into force in their country with regard to the subject-matter of the present Convention, as well as the reports on the manner in which the said laws and regulations are applied.

Article 3. The present Convention shall only apply to a colony, possession or protectorate when a notice to this effect shall have been given on its behalf by the Government of the mother country to the Swiss Federal Council.

Article 4. The present Convention shall be...

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