New York City, USA, 18 September 2017 – One year after launching the ‘Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth’, a High-Level Follow-up Meeting of the partnership took place as a session of the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2017.
In front of a full audience, stakeholders shared experiences and best practices on how to reduce inequality, increase productivity and promote inclusive growth through the use of social dialogue and sound industrial relations. The speakers, which represented governments, trade unions, business and civil society, also elaborated on potential challenges and the way forward for the continuously growing partnership.
In addition, a study produced by the ILO, OECD and the Global Deal Secretariat was launched at the event. The publication, ‘Achieving Decent Work and Inclusive Growth: The Business Case for Social Dialogue’ , highlights social dialogue from a private sector perspective. Several examples and key insights on the effectiveness of social dialogue in a business setting are shared.
Social dialogue is defined by the ILO to include all types of negotiation, consultation or simply exchange of information between, or among, representatives of governments, employers and workers, on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy.