The Global Deal is a global partnership 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.
News & Events
Save the date: Global Deal Seminar on The Future of Work in Argentina 10 September
A Global Deal-seminar on ‘The Future of Work and the Role of Social Dialogue’ will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 September 2018. The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Argentina will jointly be hosting a half-day seminar which will gather a wide array of stakeholder´s for several panel-discussions on the role of social dialogue in shaping and adapting to the future world of work. Representatives from the ILO, the OECD, the Global Deal support unit, academia, business, trade unions and employers will be present. The full agenda and list of speakers will be presented closer to the event.
Platform for sharing of experiences and good practices
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.
Highlights from launch of the flagship report
Watch the highlights from the launch of the Global Deal Flagship Report “Building trust in a changing world of work”, Paris,18 May.