CEB Toolkit global level application

The CEB Toolkit has been used by various international organizations.

The CEB Toolkit has been used by various international organizations.

The Universal Postal Union

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was enthusiastic about applying the Toolkit and piloted the self-assessment checklist in 2007. A report was also prepared with technical assistance from the ILO. As part of this activity, the UPU identified and shared some tools related to the Decent Work Agenda.

A workshop was held with representatives of both the UPU and the ILO in September 2009 to familiarise UPU staff with decent work as a concept and with specific elements of the Decent Work Agenda, namely gender equality, skills development, HIV/AIDS and social dialogue. These elements had been identified as areas of particular relevance to the organization through the self-assessment and where decent work outcomes could be enhanced.

A joint action plan to enhance decent work outcomes in UPU activities was developed in 2010. As part of this plan, the ILO participated in the UPU's Regional Sustainable Development Seminar in Costa Rica in April 2010, where presentations were given to the participants on Gender, HIV/AIDS in the workplace, Social Dialogue and Decent Work.

In addition, a joint campaign was developed on HIV/AIDS in the Postal Sector. This resulted in the creation of a new tool: Global HIV Prevention Campaign. A Guide for Posts Worldwide.


The Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) initiated its Toolkit self-assessment in October 2007, involving staff in all technical units, regional and sub-regional offices and staff unions, resulting in a pool of almost 40 focal points. The self-assessment helped the organization to understand the implications of its strategies, policies, and programmes for employment and decent work outcomes, and to enhance its role in promoting these objectives at the global, regional and country level.

In the framework of the Toolkit and with funding from the European Commission’s DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, the FAO produced with technical assistance from the ILO a guide for the organization to address employment and decent work in rural areas: Guidance on how to address rural employment and decent work concerns in FAO activities (2011), which is complemented by a Quick Reference Guide (2011).

In addition, a joint FAO-ILO website which exists since 2008, serves to highlight collaboration between both organizations on the theme of rural employment and decent work.