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

Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

11–15 May 2020
The course is available in English

The ILO’s Multinational Enterprises Declaration clarifies the roles and responsibilities of governments and enterprises in relation to decent work. In this course, participants learn how they can help boost workers’ rights, improve skills development, and support small and medium-sized enterprises.

Are you ready to work for positive social change?

Key features
Collaborative environment

Fully engage and interact with an international cohort

Training types

Benefit from presentations, group work, and plenary discussions

High-level resources

Learn from specialists from the ILO and the ITCILO

Study visit

Get a closer look at the inner workings of public-private partnerships

Introduction to the course

This course looks 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): the ILO tool providing guidance to enterprises, governments, and employers' and workers' organizations on inclusive, responsible and sustainable business practices.

Who attends this course?

Representatives of governments and employers' 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.

What topics does this course cover?

This course explores how MNEs can contribute to the decent work agenda.

  • Enterprise development
  • Workers’ rights
  • Sustainable development
What will I learn?

Participants get up-to-date information, as well as the chance to collaborate in the classroom.

  • The aim, approach, and principles of the ILO’s MNE Declaration
  • How to deal with the challenges that enterprises, governments, and employers’ and workers’ organizations face in promoting sustainable business practices
  • All about contributions, such as skills development, local hiring, and job training
What will I be able to do?

All online course materials remain available for reference, even after the course ends.

  • Assess the impact of business operations on workers’ rights
  • Improve business practices and contribute to social and economic progress
  • Develop a county-specific action plan to strengthen an organization or government’s relationship with enterprises
Why should I join?

This unique course includes a study visit and practical, hands-on learning exercises.

  • Participants engage in roleplay activities to analyze situations from different perspectives.
  • The course includes a visit to a local company to see a public-private partnership in action.
  • Subject matter experts from the ILO provide support and professional guidance to participants.

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