Did you know?The ILO has estimated that some 165 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labour. Many of these children work long hours, often in dangerous conditions. More
- The private sector can contribute expertise and hands-on experience.
- The UN can bring its breadth of reach among governments, its convening power and on-the-ground experience.
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In these challenging times, the United Nations and its Member States have a more important role than ever. But governments and inter-governmental bodies can no longer 'do it alone'. They must reach out to business and civil society as never before. Within the context of clear regulatory frameworks... More
This Director-General’s Announcement is issued under the authority granted to the Director-General by articles 8 and 10 of the Constitution of the ILO and decisions of the Governing Body. It draws upon the resolution concerning technical cooperation adopted by the 95th Session of the International... More
The United Nations welcomes business partners and the invaluable role they can play in addressing the breadth of global issues. It embraces, too, the new landscape of engagement in today’s world. Partnership models are bringing together the UN, business corporations, governments and non-profits in... More
Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (MNE Declaration) - 4th Edition
The MNE Declaration is the key tool of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for promoting labour standards and principles in the corporate world. More
This report reflects the deliberations and discussions at the Regional Consultation on Migration, Remittances and Development in Africa that took place in September 2007 in Accra, Ghana, among policymakers, representatives from central banks, the private sector, the Diaspora, donor agencies and... More
Global Forum on Migration and Development: Background paper on remittances and other diaspora resources
This background paper has been prepared by the UNDP in collaboration with the Task Force set up by the Belgian Government for the preparation of the first meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The sole objective of this document is to inform and facilitate the discussion... More
The hope to find suitable employment to improve their lives is the overwhelming motivation for migration for millions of people. With the number of migrants worldwide now reaching almost 200 million, their productivity and earnings are a powerful force for poverty reduction. Women constitute almost... More