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 SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development). Furthermore, 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 thus to greater equality and inclusive growth. The Global Deal offers a win-win-win opportunity.
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
Three new countries and three more unions have joined the Global Deal
Over the past few weeks, South Africa, Uruguay and Argentina have joined the Global Deal and three more unions have also joined.
Global Deal in The Human Development Report
Watch the speeches by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for international cooperation Isabella Lövin during the presentation of The Human Development Report 2016 in Stockholm on 21 March.
Speech by Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven
Speech by Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven at the10th Anniversary Celebration of the International Trade Union Confederation in Vienna.