Publications and documents

April 2007

  1. Documentation for the workshop organized by the Korean Labor Institute and the ILO on globalization and changes in employment conditions in Asia and the Pacific

    17 April 2007

    This webpage icludes links to the papers presented at the workshop

  2. Winners or losers? Liberalizing public services

    04 April 2007

    In a context of globalization, public services have been put under pressure of privatisation. Should a public service be exposed to competition from private providers? The accelarated liberalization of social services has been linked to the role of WTO and specifically, to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

  3. Communiqué - Intergovernmental group of Twenty-four on International monetary affairs and development

    02 April 2007

    Ministers of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development welcome the Report of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, which provides guidance for placing employment at the center of the MDGs and the development agenda.

March 2007

  1. Doha plan of action - Second south summit

    30 March 2007

    The Doha plan of action welcomes the report of the World Commission on Social Dimension of Globalization and urge the UN General Assembly and other organs and bodies of the UN system to give full consideration to the proposals and recommendations contained therein with a view to contributing to make globalization inclusive and equitable for all world's people bearing in mind the conditions of developing countries, national developments needs, priorities and policies.

  2. Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on The Social Dimension of Globalisation — the EU's policy contribution on extending the benefits to all (COM(2004) 383 final) (2005/C 234/10)

    29 March 2007

    The European Economic and Social Committee believes that the European Union can make a significant contribution to shape the social dimension of globalisation due to its own history and experience of substantial and successful regional integration.

  3. Communication from the European Commission EU Strategy for Africa: Towards a Euro-African pact to accelerate Africa’s development COM(2005) 489 final

    28 March 2007

    The purpose of the EU’s action is to work in partnership with the nations of Africa to promote peace and prosperity for all their citizens. In this EU Strategy for Africa, the principal objective is, therefore, to promote the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa.

  4. Decent Work and vocational training: The role of the State and the social partners

    20 March 2007

    This paper seeks to show that vocational training is a vital tool for the promotion and realization of decent work. It discusses the role that the State and the social partners plan in the process. It also provides a profiles of vocational training in Trinidad and Tobago within the context of decent work.

  5. Petersberg Communiqué on European Development Policy

    13 March 2007

    Based on the “European Consensus on Development” (2005) the primary and overarching objective of EU development cooperation is the eradication of poverty in the context of sustainable development, including pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  6. Offshoring and the Internationalization of Employment : A challenge for a fair globalization?

    01 March 2007

    The World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization called for decent work to become a global goal, and for employment objectives to be embedded much more firmly in international economic policies.

  7. Innovative Sources of Finance after the Paris Conference-

    01 March 2007

    More financial ressources are needed at the international level to achieve a fairer globalization. This paper provides an analysis of the different proposals for new sources of international development finance.

  8. The future of work and quality in the Information Society: The media, culture, graphical sector

    01 March 2007

    Access to information through global media is essential for democratic decision-making and is a priority for good national governance. This report has been prepared by the International Labour Office as the basis for discussions at a Tripartite Meeting on the Future of Work and Quality in the Information Society.

February 2007

  1. Economic security for a better world

    26 February 2007

    In all regions of the world, the seven forms of labour-related security (defined in the book) have been affected by globalisation and the policies steering it.

  2. Making globalization work

    26 February 2007

    Joseph Stiglitz examines how change has occurred rapidly, proposing solutions and looking into the future. Here he puts forward radical new ways of dealing with the crippling indebtedness of developing countries, a new system of global reserves to overcome international financial instability, and an economically incentivised framework for dealing with energy pollutions which create global warming and which threaten us on a planetary scale.

  3. Trends in social cohesion n°11: Security and social cohesion – Deconstructing fear (of others) by going beyond stereotypes

    23 February 2007

    This volume of Trends in Social Cohesion points out that the rising feeling of insecurity in Europe and the other parts of the world is a social, political and institutional challenge. how should Europe respond to collective feelings of insecurity?

  4. The FDI - employment link in a globalizing world: the case of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

    22 February 2007

    This study first analyzes the evolution of FDI and the increasing role of transnational companies (TNCs) in the domestic economies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico and then in a second part outlines the motivations and the different forms of FDI. A third part describes the impact of FDI on employment and wages of different sectors, while part four shows the shift from the State as an economic player towards the private sector as the key player of the economy.

  5. World Food Summit - five years later

    15 February 2007

    Decent Work to eliminate poverty an ensure food security - An ILO position paper

  6. “More and Better Jobs - Working Jointly to Strengthen the Social Dimension of Globalisation" the first ASEM Labour and Employment Ministers' Conference

    13 February 2007

    This conference was attended by the Labour and Employment Ministers from the Asian and European member Countries and by the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity of the European Commission to debate on social issues, and in particular labour and employment policy concerns, to take up their place in the European-Asian dialogue.

  7. 6th Asia Europe People's Forum

    13 February 2007

    The Asia Europe People's Forum (AEPF) has the strategic purpose of raising awareness about the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) policies among the people of Asia and Europe; AEPF helps increase the transnational solidarity and interaction between non-governmental organisations and social movements.

  8. Workshop on Cluster 2: Labour and Social Justice in Asia and Europe

    13 February 2007

    This paper presented at the 6th Asia Europe People's Forum points out the unique feature of the report of the World Commission on Social Dimension of globalization attempt to put full employment at the forefront of the global political agenda. What happens to their work and employment determines for most people whether they benefit or suffer from globalization.

  9. Commissioner Spidla's Statement to the Commission on Social development at the UN

    13 February 2007

    Speech by Mr. Vladimir Špidla, European Commissionner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, mentions that globalisation has established itself as a powerful force for change. The increasing pace of change and keener competition have transformed the conditions of economic and social development, creating a new situation in which policies have to develop. He considered that these policies are interdependent and mutually reinforce each other, focusing on the target to create growth, full employment and greater social cohesion.