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

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

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

23–27 September 2024
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

This 4-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 amongst others.

Who attends this course?

"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 and responsible business and operations of multinational enterprises. This course is also of particular interest for professionals working on labour rights related to responsible business conduct.

What will I learn?

Participants get up-to-date information, as well as the chance to interact with peers and the ILO staff on:

  • How the MNE Declaration can support governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations in their policies and strategies to encourage the positive contribution of business to decent work and minimize and resolve potential negative impacts of business operations
  • What is the aim, approach, principles and operational tools of the ILO MNE Declaration
  • What actions governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations can take to mobilize enterprises for the realization of decent work.
What will I be able to do?
  • Advise on policies, strategies and actions to maximize the positive contribution of MNEs to economic and social progress (foreign direct investment and global supply chains).
  • Understand the different roles of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and enterprises in promoting inclusive, responsible and sustainable business practices.
Why should I join?
  • It provides you with a unique opportunity to discuss in depth the ways and means to enhance the positive impact of business and to minimize and resolve the difficulties to which their operations may give rise
  • You can engage and interact with peers and experts from the ILO who will provide support and professional guidance during the course
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of participation
How to apply

Please complete the online application by 20 August 2023: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/STF/A9716114/en

Cost

Tuition: €1,710
Subsistence: €635
Total: €2,345

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