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 that 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 thus to greater equality and inclusive growth. The Global Deal offers a win-win-win opportunity.
Film: The Global Deal in practice
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
The Vice President of the United States Joe Biden on globalization, workers, and why a Global Deal is needed today
News & Events
Speech by Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven at the10th Anniversary Celebration of the International Trade Union Confederation in Vienna
Download the speechpdf (74 kb) Check against delivery Chancellor , Ladies and gentlemen, Colleagues, friends. It is a pleasure and an honour to be here to celebrate and pay tribute to the fantastic work you do, not only for your 180 million members that your affiliates have, but also for all workers striving for decent … Continued
Watch the launch of the Global Deal initiative
Watch the video from the United Nations Live & On-demand webcast.
The Global Deal initiative is launched
On 21 September 2016 the Global Deal initiative was launched at the UN Headquarters in New York.