This morning, Spain became the 100th partner to associate to the Global Deal partnership. In the presence of OECD´s Secretary General Angel Gurría, Swedish Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson, as well as business and union representatives, Spain´s Minister of Labour, Migrations and Social Security Magdalena Valerio expressed her Government´s support to the Global … Continued
On 9 November 2018, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to formally hand over the Global Deal initiative.
The Global Deal is one out of 120 projects that will be showcased during the Paris Peace Forum 11-13 November under the theme Inclusive Economy. The Paris Peace Forum is a new annual meeting for global governance actors based on the idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring endurable peace.
The Swedish and Danish Embassies in Bangladesh together with the ILO hosted a roundtable discussion about the Global Deal social dialogue and industrial relations project (SDIR) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 25 September.
By initiative of the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina a working lunch with key actors was organized in Sarajevo on 19 September together with ILO and Olof Palme International Center to familiarize key actors and discuss opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Global Deal. Among participants where representatives from governments, unions, employer’s associations, … Continued
On 19 September, all member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreed that the OECD would host a support unit for the Global Deal partnership. The support unit will be cooperation between OECD and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), two of the founding members of the Global Deal.
The OECD, one of the founding partners of the Global Deal, has developed the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines are recommendations on responsible business conduct that provide non-binding principles and standards for corporate responsibility in a global context and they are consistent with applicable laws and internationally recognised standards. Social dialogue is embedded in the Guidelines, and the provisions explicitly require companies to consult with social partners as part of their due diligence processes.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 September 2018 – During half a day, representatives from the Argentine government, business sector, trade union movement and academia met to discuss the role of social dialogue in shaping the future of work in an Argentinian context. In two panel discussions, participants shared their respective views of the challenges and opportunities connected with creating an inclusive growth that benefits both worker´s, companies and society at large in Argentina.
One of the key elements of the Global Deal is to provide platforms for sharing experiences and good practices of how various stakeholder´s can further the Global Deal objectives. The two articles below tells the story of how three partners, the trade union Unionen, the Swedish alcohol retailing company Systembolaget, and the bus and lorry manufacturer Scania, have used social dialogue to enhance working conditions and health in the wine- and manufacturing industries respectively.
Watch the highlights from the launch of the Global Deal Flagship Report “Building trust in a changing world of work”, Paris,18 May.