Labour-related provisions in trade agreements: Recent trends and relevance to the ILO
The paper summarizes recent ILO research regarding the significant increase in the number of
trade agreements that include labour provisions. It highlights the role of workers and employers in
the negotiation and implementation phase and the relevance to the ILO. It points to the heightened
importance of trade policies with accompanying measures to strengthen labour market institutions
as a key means of promoting decent work and inclusive growth. The Governing Body is invited to
request further work on these issues (see the draft decision in paragraph 31).