This four-week online 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 to the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration), and touches upon issues related to business and decent work, responsible business conduct (RBC), sustainable investment and trade, and social dialogue.
The course is designed for representatives of governments and employers' and workers' organizations responsible for socio-economic development, trade, or with a demonstrated interest in policies related to socio-economic development, foreign direct investment, responsible business and the operations of multinational enterprises. The course will also be of particular interest to professionals working on labour-rights-related RBC. Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The following requirements are therefore essential for participation in this course: - The ability to use a computer with the internet access; - Good knowledge of written/spoken English.