The overall goal of decent work is to effect positive change in people’s lives at national and local levels.
In the Philippines, the Decent Work Common Agenda encapsulates employment aspirations and policy goals.
Developed through dialogue with government and representatives of employers and workers organizations, the agenda describes the overall framework in which actors promote decent work. The Philippines launched its Common Agenda in October 2009, following the National Action Plan for Decent Work, which was launched in May 2002.
The overall goal of the Philippine Decent Work Common Agenda 2008-2010 has been to reduce decent work gaps by enhancing workforce productivity, competitiveness, representation and equity at work.