French Cooperation project on the Social Dimensions of the Governance of Globalization

When:         1 November 2010 - 30 September 2013

In cooperation with the French government, the Institute is involved in a 2 year research project dealing with the social dimensions of the governance of globalization. The overarching objective of the project is to analyse options to improve the coherence between economic and social objectives, which involves notably an assessment of the social effects of bilateral and regional trade agreements.

In particular, the research focuses on analysing selected trade-related labour provisions regarding the dialogue and technical cooperation activities carried out under the labour provisions and review how the complaint mechanisms provided by these agreements have been applied. It also analyses the legal and institutional implications of these labour provisions for ILO’s instruments and activities and provide recommendations based on best practices in the area. The preliminary results will be presented in a Synthesis report in fall 2013
  1. Concept Note
  2. Background papers
  1. Synthesis report
  2. Final Conference