Seeking a process of globalization that is inclusive, democratically governed and provides opportunities and tangible benefits for all countries and people. The World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization was established by the ILO's Governing Body in February 2002 at the initiative of the Director-General in response to the fact that there did not appear to be a space within the multilateral system that would cover adequately and comprehensively the social dimension of the various aspects of globalization. The World Commission Report, A Fair Globalization: Creating Opportunities for All, is the first attempt at structured dialogue among representatives of constituencies with different interests and opinions on the social dimension of globalization, aimed at finding common ground on one of the most controversial and divisive subjects of our time.

Key resources

  1. Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

    Sep 2011

    In this volume, leading academic experts analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages.

  1. ILO vision of Globalization

    ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization



  1. Latest publication

    Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts

    Oct 2011

    This publication contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment.