The Unit is responsible for the implementation of the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002, (Rec.193) which mandates the Office to assist constituents and cooperative organisations to promote the development of cooperatives in all ILO Member States.
The Unit seeks to design and advocate business environment reforms that at the same time increases labour demand through strengthening firms and that promotes rights and other standards which ensure adequate protection and working conditions for the women and men who work in enterprises.
The Unit focuses on building the capacity of governments, social partners, and enterprises to promote and apply the MNE Declaration by providing policy guidance to governments on maximizing social and economic benefits of MNE operations, developing information resources to encourage coordinated approaches between governments and enterprises, and providing training and supporting capacity building.
The Green Jobs Programme recognizes the strong interdependence between the need for social development and the urgency to act on climate change. The Programme contributes to the promotion of a fair globalization and the development of sustainable enterprises and economies which are efficient, socially just and environmentally sound.