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08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017

Multinational enterprises, development and Decent Work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017

Multinational enterprises, development and Decent Work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

Multinational enterprises, development and Decent Work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration
Deadline for application: 05 May 2017
English - French
A9010462
Turin Centre
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Course Information

08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A9010462

English

Deadline: 05 May 2017

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This course looks at the potential of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and national enterprises for contributing to respect for labour rights and the achievement of decent work for all. It introduces participants to the guidance set out in the tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (the "MNE Declaration") for enterprises, governments, employers and workers' organizations. Through case studies, dialogue with MNEs and a company visit, participants will gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of government and enterprises in realizing workers' rights, fostering job creation and skills development, and supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises through business linkages. The course strengthens the capacity of government institutions, employers' and workers' organizations and enterprises to apply the principles of the MNE Declaration and more closely align private actions with public policy objectives and national development priorities, also taking into account the Sustainable Development Goals and the broader Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Description

Description

This course looks at the potential of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and national enterprises for contributing to respect for labour rights and the achievement of decent work for all. It introduces participants to the guidance set out in the tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (the "MNE Declaration") for enterprises, governments, employers and workers' organizations. Through case studies, dialogue with MNEs and a company visit, participants will gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of government and enterprises in realizing workers' rights, fostering job creation and skills development, and supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises through business linkages. The course strengthens the capacity of government institutions, employers' and workers' organizations and enterprises to apply the principles of the MNE Declaration and more closely align private actions with public policy objectives and national development priorities, also taking into account the Sustainable Development Goals and the broader Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Target audience

Target audience

Representatives of governments, employers' organizations and workers' organizations responsible for policies related to socio-economic development, foreign direct investment and the operations of MNEs; business managers responsible for social policy and interested in developing more collaborative approaches to addressing their labour-related human rights impacts and socio-economic development issues.

Objectives

Objectives

The course aims to strengthen the capacity of government institutions, employers’ and workers’ organizations and enterprises to apply the principles of the MNE Declaration and closer align private actions with public policy objectives, including in light of the Sustainable Development Goals and the broader Post-2015 Development Agenda.


At the end of the course, participants will:


• be knowledgeable of the provisions of the MNE Declaration;
• be able to assess the impact of business operations on workers’ rights;
• understand the different roles of governments, the private sector, employers’ and workers’ organizations in maximizing the economic and social development impacts of MNEs;
• gain insights into how to foster a public-private

Content

Content

The course will consist of three modules:

Module I. MNEs, ILO instruments and other inter-governmental instruments and frameworks
• The role of MNEs in economic and social development
• Introduction to the ILO MNE Declaration
• Other international instruments and frameworks: UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, UN
Global Compact, OECD MNE Guidelines
• Roles and challenges of enterprises, governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations in promoting responsible, sustainable, and inclusive business practices


Module II. Workers’ rights and MNE impacts
• Overview of rights set out in the MNE Declaration
• Respecting workers’ rights: Company approaches and challenges
• Government role: rule of law and law enforcement
• Role of ILO constituents

Module III. MNE contribution to sustainable development
• Approach set out in the MNE Declaration
• Investment promotion
• Infrastructure development
• Skills development, local hiring and training
• Business linkages with local SMEs
• Aligning government and company policies for sustainable development
• Sectoral approaches
• Tripartite consultations on policy discussion related to socio-economic development, FDI and operations of MNEs

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be conducted in English and French. Hence a good knowledge of one of these working languages is required.

2016 Edition

2016 Edition

2016 edition of course on “Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work” successfully concluded

Over 20 participants representing government, workers and employers organizations from Asia Pacific, Africa and Arab states gathered in Turin at the end of May to discuss and learn about policies and approaches to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

The training course held from 25 to 27 May 2016, was organized by the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit (MULTI) of ILO Geneva and the Sustainable Development Programme of the International Training Centre of the ILO (Turin, Italy). The interactive training programme centred on the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) as a framework for action and engagement regarding multinational enterprises to address sustainable development and inclusive growth through  job creation, skills development, protection of workers’ rights, and dialogue. The seminar  highlighted the contribution  the private sector can make to the realization of in the new sustainable development goals (SDGs)  and the guidance provided by the MNE Declaration for a closer alignment of private actions with public policy objectives. .

Participants increased their knowledge of the MNE Declaration and the principles it sets out in the fields of employment, training, conditions of work and life and industrial relations, which governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations are recommended to observe. The second part of the seminar was geared towards practical application of the MNE Declaration with the presentation of case studies and  country level initiatives engaging with MNE.  Role plays addressing the issues of skills development and workers’ rights in supply chains enabled participants to analyse situations from different perspectives. Participants further discussed opportunities and challenges related to  engaging dialogue with multinational enterprises and new investors, and the role of national tripartite social dialogue institutions to this regards.

At the end of the course, all participants developed an action plan  specific to their country or  economic sector and defined steps for their organization or government to engage with enterprises on  achieving the SDGs through creation of  more and better jobs.

Tuition cost: 2190

Subsistence cost: 600

Total cost: 2790

 

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