Information gathering on the MNE Declaration started in preparation for the special MNE Declaration session during the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

Questionnaire | ILO Headquarters | 05 April 2016
At its 320th session in March 2014, the ILO Governing Body adopted a new follow-up mechanism on the MNE Declaration, comprised of promotional activities and an information gathering mechanism.

As part of the information gathering process, the Office will collect prior to each ILO Regional Meeting country-level experiences on harnessing opportunities and addressing challenges related to foreign direct investment (FDI) and activities of multinational enterprises as well as on the promotion of the principles of the MNE Declaration. This information gathering will be done through a short questionnaire addressed to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations of the region.

The inputs received through the questionnaire will inform a report that then forms the basis for a discussion by the tripartite constituents during the Regional Meetings.

After four regional meetings a global report will be presented to the ILO Governing Body that will allow for the identification of lessons learned and good practices as well as for an assessment of the ILO member States’ needs and the effectiveness of promotional activities related to the MNE Declaration.

In preparation of the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (Bali, 6-9 December 2016), the International Labour Office is sending questionnaires directly and simultaneously to the Governments and Employers’ and Workers’ organizations of the ILO member States in the African region.