Taking stock five years after the adoption of the
revised Tripartite Declaration of Principles
concerning Multinational Enterprises
and Social Policy
At its 329th Session, the ILO Governing Body adopted the revised Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning
Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (5th edition) (MNE Declaration), comprising a revised text and list of
ILO Declarations, international labour Conventions and Recommendations, codes of practice, guidelines and
other guidance documents relevant to the MNE Declaration (Annex I) as well as a new Annex II containing a set
of operational tools to stimulate the uptake of the principles of the MNE Declaration by all parties. Since 2017 the
Governing Body has also adopted a series of decisions to further stimulate the use of the instrument by all actors.
This paper provides an overview of the progress made since 2017, as well as opportunities in the current context
to further promote the use of the MNE Declaration to advance decent work and inclusive economic growth (see
the draft decision in paragraph 30).