David A. Morse
"Our motto is to work for peace based on social justice. Our mandate is to improve the condition, health and safety of workers, and our mission is universal."
A world-embracing humanitarian and civil servant, an impassioned foe of poverty and discrimination, he forged higher international standards in the unending quest for peace, freedom and employment. A brilliant and compassionate attorney, his career soared from the Roosevelt Administration of the 1930s to under secretary of labor in 1948 to a record 22 years as director-general of the United Nations International Labor Organization. In 1969, as a result of his inspired leadership, the ILO was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.