The International Labour Organization (ILO)
The International Labour Organization is the United Nations specialized Agency that promotes decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity for men and women. Its main objective is : to promote workers' rights, to encourage employment in decent conditions, to improve social protection and to strengthen dialogue on labour issues. The ILO aims to ensure that international labour standards are respected both in principle and in practice. Its structure consists of representatives of governments, employers and workers who jointly determine the policies and programs of the Organization.
The tripartite structure of the ILO ensures that these rules are supported by governments, employers and workers. International labour standards therefore lay down the minimum basic social standards agreed by all actors in the global economy.
The 2030 Agenda places decent work for all workers and the ILO's social justice mandate at the center of the development policies and sustainable and inclusive growth. Decent work under Objective 8 is not only an objective; it is a tool for achieving the other specific objectives of the new international program for sustainable development.
We need an international legal framework to realize a fair and equitable globalization.
The OECD NCPs, ILO, and UN organizations share tools and cooperate to promote sustainable standards to realize RBC and CSR to ensure that economic growth and development go hand in hand with the creation of decent work and a responsible society.
The Italian PCN attended the ILO training course at the Torino International Training Center - ITCILO from 23 to 27/09/2019 on «Labour issues in Responsible Business Conduct». www.ilo.org/mnedeclaration. The training was realize in collaboration and financed by the European Commission with the participation of the OECD, and was dedicated to the European NCPs and Marocco’s. To access the testimonial video of the participants see : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTCnP-eMN7c&feature=emb_title
Training on ILO subjects:
Please check the following Links for the 2021 training program on responsible business conduct (RBC) online and at the ILO training center ITCILO in Torino (Italy):
For a free training course on the ILO MNEs Declaration please check the following link: https://ecampus.itcilo.org/login/index.php
MOOC from 6 September to 15 October 2021: The ILO’s ITC (International Training Center), together with OECD and OHCHR experts, launches the massive open online course (MOOC) on “BUSINESS AND DECENT WORK - HOW ENTERPRISES CONTRIBUTE TO ACHIEVE DECENT WORK FOR ALL”, with the aim to enhance understanding on the ways and means whereby multinational enterprises can contribute to the achievement of decent work for all (SDG 8) through their operations.
The MOOC, that will take place from 6 September to 15 October 2021, has been designed for a wide range of professionals from the public and private sectors (enterprises, governments, social partners and other relevant stakeholders), in particular CSR professionals; government officials dealing with MNEs and/or business and human rights; workers' and employers' organizations; civil society; and members of local UN Global Compact networks.
Application deadline is 5 September 2021. For further information see: https://www.itcilo.org/courses/business-and-decent-work-how-enterprises-contribute-achieve-decent-work-all-sdg-8-massive
Next ILO event on ILO GLOBAL TECHNICAL TEAM MEETING PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISES FOR DECENT WORK from the 22 to the 24 of February 2021
“Reenvisioning sustainable enterprises for the world of work” Link :https://www.itcilo.org/events/ilo-global-technical-team-meeting
Please find at the following link the 2019 Labour Newsletter published by the ILO Office for Italy and San Marino. The Newsletter offers an overview of the initiatives carried out at international and national level with the contribution of the Italian and San Marino institutions, as well as the numerous activities undertaken in the context of the university collaboration project and other projects promoted by the ILO Office for Italy and San Marino.
Other useful links :
- ILO’s website celebrating 100 years of work for advancing social justice and promoting decent works ILO 100 | About https://www.ilo.org/100/en/about/
- Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_emp/---emp_ent/---multi/documents/publication/wcms_094386.pdf
- The ILO Helpdesk for Business (www.ilo.org/business ) , the one-stop shop for company managers and workers on how to better align business operations with international labour standards and build good industrial relations.
- The Handbook of procedures relating to international labour Conventions and Recommendations (Centenary Edition 2019) that describes the procedures operating within the International Labour Organization in relation to the adoption and implementation of Conventions and Recommendations.
- NormLex Database a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws.
Contacts and Addresses:
The International Labour Organization (ILO)
Via Panisperna 28 - 00184 Roma (Italy)
For more info and contacts on responsible MNEs tools at ILO please contact the Enterprises Department https://www.ilo.org/empent/lang--en/index.htm (Unit Chief Ms. Ghita Roalans)