News and events on supply chains

March 2022

  1. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    12 September - 7 October 2022

    This online course will look at the potential of enterprises to contribute to the achievement of decent work for all, a universal goal recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It provides a comprehensive introduction the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration), and touches upon issues related to Business and International Labour Standards, Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), Human Right Due Diligence and social dialogue amongst others.

  2. Knowledge building on productivity management in garments sector and sustainable integration in global supply chain

    4 March 2022

    Knowledge building workshop in collaboration with State Government of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to promote learning among apparel manufacturers in the two states about some practical and low-cost tips from lead buyers, Apparel Export Promotion Council and ILO to enhance productivity and align business practises to international standards

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    Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour

    01 March 2022

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.

January 2022

  1. Policy Dialogue on 'Building a market responsive, resilient, and inclusive MSME ecosystem for job rich and sustainable growth'

    28 January 2022

    Policy dialogue to share support knowledge building of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in designing of evidence-based policy initiatives for catalysing sector-led growth by sharing efforts made by Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea, in transforming to market-based economy and transitioning from agrarian to global manufacturing hubs.

December 2021

  1. ILO discusses the role of cooperatives in promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) in value chains

    15 December 2021

    The ILO was invited to participate and present in the panel “Strengthening our Cooperative Identity by supporting ethical value chain management” organized in the framework of the ICA’s 33rd World Cooperative Congress.

  2. Género y Emprendimiento (GET Ahead) – Experiencias de Latinoamérica

    7 December 2021

November 2021

  1. Market-based interventions to create more and better jobs in the dairy value chain in Somali Region, Ethiopia

    10 November 2021

    On 25 October 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF) Suisse launched their joint intervention to develop the dairy value chain in the Fafan zone of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

October 2021

  1. ILO sheds light upon the role of cooperatives in the elimination of child labour at the Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    29 October 2021

    The two sessions organized in the framework of the Academy provided insights of the ILO’s work with cooperatives toward the elimination of child labour and presented practical cases of cooperatives that take action to combat child labour.

  2. Review of the Voluntary Code of Good Practices on decent work in the banana industry

    20 October 2021

    Government, workers and employers from the banana industry in the Davao region had a dialogue to review and update the Voluntary Code of Good Practices (VCGP) to promote decent work amid the COVID-19 pandemic and changing demand of the global market.

September 2021

  1. Training Equitably: Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Supporting Women in Business

    24 September 2021