Enterprises Department

All across the world people are in search of jobs. Jobs so they can raise their families and send their children to school. Jobs that provide access to social protection for them and their families. And, jobs in which they are respected, can organize and have a voice. What they want is decent work.

Enterprises play a key role in creating productive and decent work that helps meet the economic and social aspirations of people and their communities. Whether small, medium or large, enterprises – including cooperatives – they are a major source of growth and employment in all countries. Enterprises and the entrepreneurs who run them play a crucial role in creating jobs and reducing poverty.

" The ILO has a mandate, recognized in the 2008 Declaration, to promote sustainable enterprises as an integral part of the Decent Work Agenda.”

Guy Ryder, Director-General
International Labour Organization

What's new

  1. Publication

    The ABC of climate change negotiations for ILO constituents

    23 November 2015

    This brief presents an overview of the institutional mechanisms and procedures of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the current negotiation streams, the expected outcomes of COP21 (to be held in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015) and other relevant information about the climate negotiation process.

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    ILO key messages for the COP21

    18 November 2015

    The ILO is calling for an explicit recognition in the Paris Agreement of the importance of decent work and of the need for a just transition for all.

  3. News

    Regional Forum on greening industries and green entrepreneurship in rural Africa

    17 November 2015

    This knowledge sharing and learning event for Africa attended by 80 participants from 29 countries was held from 9 – 13 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana.