Promoting democracy through fundamental principles and rights at work and tripartism

The focus of the pilot project in Nigeria was twofold: reform of the existing labor laws and strengthening of local capacity to adopt a tripartite approach (Ministry of Labor, unions and employers’ associations) to the resolution of labor problems through social dialogue. It was hoped that the project would also result in the signature by Nigeria of the ILO’s non-ratified core Conventions. The project was known as the Nigerian Declaration Project (NIDEC).