The promotion of labor rights is an integral part of United States foreign policy. U.S. Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Sarah Fox says supporting fundamental worker rights, such as freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, are an important part of U.S. economic diplomacy.

Special Representative Fox and her team at the U.S. State Department have worked closely with foreign governments and stakeholders to address worker rights in countries such as Bangladesh, where the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse killed 1,137 people in 2013.And they said they came together,and help improve labor rights and worker safety and health in that sector. So that's been a big focus on their work.Members of the Sustainability Compact work with private sector stakeholders and the United Nations to fulfill short and long term commitments related to respect for labor rights; structural integrity of buildings; occupational safety and health; and responsible business conduct. On-the-ground work has included safety inspections in some 4000 factories. The group has also worked with the United Nations International Labor Organization and with the Bangladeshi government on reforming labor laws, developing mechanisms to facilitate union registration, and on investigation and prevention of unfair labor practices.The United States will continue to engage Bangladesh and other governments to improve worker rights around the world.

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