Report VI

Social dialogue

This report aims to disseminate better understanding of the diverse realities and needs of the ILO member States on the strategic objective of promoting social dialogue.

Conference paper | 04 March 2013
Chapter 1 explains that, from an ILO perspective, social dialogue and tripartism constitute the main ILO governance paradigm for promoting social justice, fair and peaceful workplace relations and decent work.

Chapter 2 focuses on the trends, challenges and opportunities associated with actors and institutions of social dialogue through an assessment of their diverse realities and needs, in the context of a globalizing world economy as seen from different angles. It also looks at crisis-related developments and how these are affecting actors and institutions of social dialogue.

Chapter 3 presents the Office’s actions to realize the ILO’s strategic objective of strengthening tripartism and social dialogue through its main tools: capacity building; training; policy advisory services; research and knowledge sharing; and design and implementation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) and of technical cooperation projects.

Chapter 4 identifies the key observations and lessons that emerge from the analyses of the first three chapters and that offer a basis for the way forward.

Chapter 5 raises discussion points for adjusting the ILO’s priorities and programmes of action in order to meet constituents’ needs in social dialogue.