From fellow workers, business and industry

OECD Observer

September 2001:

Shocked by these unconscionable terrorist attacks, but resolute in defence of democratic and open societies, based on the universal values of freedom and human dignity. This was an act of terrorists, not an Arab attack, and we must reject anti-Arab retaliation or discrimination.

From business and industry 

“On behalf of all our members, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those touched by the unconscionable terrorist attacks in the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.”

Douglas C. Worth, Secretary-General

Business and Industry AdvisoryCommittee to the OECD (BIAC)

From fellow workers 

“TUAC joins the rest of the international labour movement in expressing horror and outrage at the callous killing of so many innocent women, men and children in the terrorist attacks of 11th September. All of us in the international labour movement stand in solidarity with our American colleagues at this time, resolute in defence of democratic and open societies, based on the universal values of freedom and human dignity.”

John Evans, General Secretary Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

“We mourn those who perished as they performed their work, whether in rescue efforts, in offices or on airplanes...Even as we denounce this act, we must remember that this was an act of terrorists, not an Arab attack, and reject anti-Arab retaliation or discrimination. Now is the time to renew the values that bind us together as a nation.”

John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO 




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