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  1. Publication

    Brief: Promoting responsible digital wage payments

    27 March 2023

    Digital wage payments (wages paid into a bank or mobile account or a prepaid card) have become the norm for most workers worldwide. But millions of workers still lack access to them. When designed and offered responsibly, digital wage payments can benefit workers, employers, and governments, contributing to sustainable enterprises and worker well-being. This brief gives an overview of the different considerations to maximize the potential of digital wage payments.

  2. Publication

    Glossary of frequently used terminology

    27 March 2023

    Productivity Ecosystems for Decent Work

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    Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration)

    24 March 2023

    The MNE Declaration is the only ILO instrument that provides direct guidance to enterprises on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices. It is the only global instrument in this area that was elaborated and adopted by governments, employers and workers from around the world. It was adopted more than 40 years ago and amended several times (in 2000, 2006, 2017), most recently in 2022. Its principles are addressed to MNEs, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations and cover areas such as employment, training, conditions of work and life, and industrial relations as well as general policies. All principles build on international labour standards (ILO conventions and recommendations). The MNE Declaration facilitates outreach and understanding of the Decent Work agenda in the private sector. It is a key instrument guiding the Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) agenda to achieve inclusive, sustainable and responsible supply chains.

  4. News

    ILO COOP meets with the African Union delegation to discuss collaboration on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy

    21 March 2023

    The meeting took place on March 15, 2023 at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva with the participation of ILO Cooperatives Unit and African Union Commission representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment Department and Labour Employment and Migration Division.

  5. News

    42nd Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)

    21 March 2023

    The 42nd UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 7 March 2023. It brought together around 30 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD) and eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS).

  6. News

    ILO DG Houngbo provides a video message for the opening session of the OECD conference on the Social and Solidarity Economy

    20 March 2023

    The OECD event on “Inclusion, innovation and inspiration: Shaping our future with the social and solidarity economy” took place on March 20-21, in person in Paris and online.

  7. News

    ILO organizes orientation session to strengthen the understanding around the social and solidarity economy in Thailand and Vietnam

    17 March 2023

    The ILO organized an orientation session to guide the national researchers in Thailand and Vietnam in undertaking mapping studies for the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Asia project.

  8. News

    The ILO and IFC launch a second year-long Community of Practice among insurers to reduce the protection gap for women

    17 March 2023

    The continued partnership will lead 18 insurance-industry organizations from 13 countries over the next year to better understand and serve the women’s insurance market—supporting both financial inclusion and employment opportunities for women.

  9. News

    ILO sends a video message to parallel event at UNCSW67 on women’s leadership in cooperatives

    16 March 2023

    Organized by the Working Women’s Forum - Indian Cooperative Network for Women (WWF-ICNW), the event on “Innovating Networks for Women’s Cooperative Leadership through Capacity Building” took place on 14th March 2023 during the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

  10. 5th Employment Policy Research Symposium, 11-12 May 2023

    Employment policies for social justice

    The 2023 Symposium, organized in partnership with the European Commission's (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC), focuses on the theme of employment policies and social justice. The Symposium will highlight the latest thinking on how integrated national employment policies tailored to the circumstances of countries promote inclusive transitions and social justice.