News and events on global supply chains

December 2019

  1. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    11 May - 5 June 2020

    This online course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

November 2019

  1. Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  2. Technical Meeting on Achieving Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    25 - 28 February 2020

July 2019

  1. Reflecting on the role of cooperatives in global supply chains at the 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    30 July 2019

    A paper on the role of cooperatives in advancing decent work in global supply chains was presented at the 6th Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) Conference that took place in the ILO Headquarters in Geneva from 8 to 10 July 2019.

November 2018

  1. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue

    12 - 15 February 2019

    In accordance with the decision taken by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) at its 334th Session (November 2018), the ILO will organize a Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue, which will be held at the ILO headquarters, in Geneva, from 12 to 15 February 2019.

July 2018

  1. Occupational safety and health within sustainable sourcing policies of multinational enterprises

    24 July 2018

    How are MNEs influencing their suppliers to improve OSH in agriculture? What are possible entry points for action? Join us to discuss research findings focusing on agriculture and textile.

January 2018

  1. ILO Flagship programme launches strategy to enhance gender equality in the garment industry

    31 January 2018

November 2017

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    How to promote decent work and workers’ rights in export processing zones

    20 November 2017

    This week, ILO headquarters in Geneva is hosting a meeting of experts to promote decent work and protection of fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs). ILO News spoke with Vic van Vuuren, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department to find out more about the event and EPZs.

October 2017

  1. ILO – Sweden Regional Meeting on Promoting Decent Work in Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia

    10 - 11 October 2017

    Consultation meeting with ILO Constituents (Governments, Employers and Workers) from leading garment producing countries and key stakeholders from the sector, convened by the ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok.

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to identify possible action to promote decent work and protection of fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs), Geneva

    21 - 23 November 2017

    The agenda of the Meeting is 1) to discuss possible action to promote decent work and fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs); and 2) to adopt conclusions which will provide guidance on the content and modalities for an action plan on EPZs as called for in the 2016 ILC conclusions on decent work in global supply chains.