ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration)

The ILO MNE Declaration: What’s in it for workers?

The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) was negotiated and adopted by governments, employers and workers in 1977. It is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all and highlights the central role of freedom of association and collective bargaining as well as industrial relations and social dialogue.

This instrument provides social policy guidelines in a sensitive and highly complex area of activities. Adherence to the MNE Declaration by all concerned will contribute to a climate more conducive to decent work, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development. All are encouraged to apply the principles of the MNE Declaration.