The Global Deal is a global initiative with the objective of jointly addressing the challenges in the global labour market and enabling all people to benefit from globalisation. The Global Deal is a multi-stakeholder partnership in line with Goal 17 (“partnerships for the goals”) in the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. It is also a concrete input to several of the other goals, not least goal 8 on decent work and inclusive growth and goal 10 on inequalities. The Global Deal aims to encourage governments, businesses, unions and other organisations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue. Social dialogue includes all types of negotiation, consultation or exchange of information between or among representatives of governments, employers and workers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy. Effective social dialogue can contribute to decent work, quality jobs and increased productivity and by extension to greater equality and inclusive growth. The Global Deal thus offers a win-win-win opportunity for all actors on the labour market.
Voices about the Global Deal
The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven explaining the vision of the Global Deal
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder about why the Global Deal is important
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría about why the Global Deal is important
Prime minister Justin Trudeau on why Canada supports the Global Deal Initiative
News & Events
Global Deal on the agenda when the Prime Minister of Bangladesh visited Stockholm
On June 15-16th, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Stockholm.
Roundtable on the Global Deal in the margins of the International Labour Conference 2017
Every year, delegations from all member states of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) gather to set the broad policies of the organisation during the International Labour Conference.
Three new countries and three more unions have joined the Global Deal
Over the past few weeks, several partners have joined the Global Deal initiative. New partner countries include South Africa, Uruguay and Argentina, who have already made several commitments in the spirit of the Global Deal.