The ILO's ITC launches the MOOC on “BUSINESS AND DECENT WORK - HOW ENTERPRISES CONTRIBUTE TO ACHIEVE DECENT WORK FOR ALL”
Rome, 10 June 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.
Starting from the principles set forth by the ILO MNE Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social policy, the MOOC will gradually expose participants to the business and decent work nexus, ways in which companies can contribute to the different pillars of the decent work agenda, and the issue of partnership, coherence and synergies with other existing frameworks that promote responsible business practices.
In particular, the course will deep dive into the following topics:
• how enterprises can contribute to the Decent Work Agenda and to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through sustainable, responsible and inclusive business practices;
• the ILO MNE Declaration as a framework for dialogue and action;
• how different instruments and frameworks in particular the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Global Compact and the ILO MNE Declaration complement each other and bring coherence for the realization of decent work for all;
• the smart mix of measures of initiatives that stimulate business contribution to decent work for all.
Application deadline is 5 September 2021.