331st Session of the ILO Governing Body

ILO cooperation with the tobacco industry in the pursuit of the Organization’s social mandate

This document provides information on the rationale, strategy, and history of the ILO’s work in the tobacco sector and the impact of its public–private partnerships with the tobacco industry; ILO cooperation with the member agencies of the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF); potential legal considerations under the model policy of the UNIATF; broader policy considerations and a possible way forward for ILO engagement with the sector. The Governing Body is invited to provide guidance on a strategy for the ILO’s work in the tobacco sector (see an outline of a possible strategy in paragraphs 37–39, and a draft decision in paragraph 41).

Conference paper | Policy Development Section | 18 October 2017