Fundamental principles in Philadelphia Charter on which ILO is based are as follows:
1). Labour is not a commodity;
2). Freedom of expression and of association are essential to sustained progress;
3). Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere; and
4). The war against want requires to be carried on with insistent energy within each nation, and by continuous and concerted international effort in which the representatives of workers and employers, enjoying equal status with those of governments, join with them in free discussion and democratic decision with a view to the promotion of the common welfare.