The workplace today is safer and fairer, and employment has lifted millions out of extreme poverty and created a sizeable middle class in developing economies. Employment and decent work international cooperation. The four strategic objectives of decent work as identified by the ilo are. However, it is here that the desire to work more closely with other international agencies becomes important. The international labor organization ilo has been promoting decent work standards since 1919, and we have come a long way since. Sep 25, 2015 decent work key to sustainable development it is estimated that over 600 million new jobs need to be created by 2030, just to keep pace with the growth of the global working age population.
And in 2014, the g20 declared employment creation as its priority objective. This platform is a hub for catalyzing partnerships, collaboration and coordinated action grounded in evidencebased strategies. By the time when we were completing this report some major changes took place in political atmosphere and resultantly in the world of work. According to the international labour organization ilos definition, decent work involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organise and participate in the decisions that affect. Productivity growth in small enterprises is another. Ilo concept of decent work the concept of decent work has been defined by the ilo and endorsed by the international community as opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security. Decent work in the post2015 development agenda international trade union confederation brie. This pwc discourse has been firmly espoused by the ilo in its communications on decent work. Ninth coordination meeting on international decent work 18. Since 1999, the ilo works according to the socalled decent work agenda. Provisional agenda ilo online forum decent work in the. Crucially, however, it failed to acknowledge two relevant international legal frameworks, the decent work agenda of the international labour organization ilo and the right to decent work in international human rights law. Monitor and advance the implementation of the decent work, decent life agenda for. In the ilos view, decent work must be the goal and the means of development.
Ilo, decent work agenda and key issues facing young people. Decent work is a concept that has evolved since the ilo foundation in 1919 and. Organization ilo, represented by the international labor office referred collectively as parties, wish to collaborate in order to promote and advance decent work in lao pdr. Promoting jobs and enterprise, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue are the four pillars of the ilo decent work. The ilo decent work agenda s areas of concern has been mentioned in other development targets such as in reducing poverty and increasing access to education. The decent work agenda with its four strategic objectives employment, social security. The agenda has been incorporated in the millennium development goals of the united nations. Decent work country programmes have been developed, in coordination with ilo members, to identify decent work deficits in member countries and to devise targets and strategies to overcome such deficits. Furthermore, crucial aspects of decent work are broadly rooted in the targets of many of the other 16 goals. The concept of decent work has been gaining considerable traction in recent years. The international labour organisation ilo was founded in 1919. The document recommends that the hlpf could build on and promote the ilos green initiative and ilos guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all as a framework to create policyresponse capacity to integrate the decent work dimension in the transition to sustainable development. This report may also be consulted on the ilo internet site.
The ilo is supporting member states through technical assistance and capacity building at national, subregional and regional levels in this regard. Ilo bodies consist of representatives of governments, employers and workers from the 186 member states. Achieving the goal of decent work and full, productive employment, a goal set by the ilo and. Decent work is a multifaceted concept that goes beyond having a job. A human rights lens on full employment and decent work in the. Nonetheless, the ilo declaration on social justice for a fair globalization recommends that member states may consider the establishment of appropriate indicators or statistics, if necessary with the assistance of the ilo, to monitor and evaluate progress of the decent work agenda ilo 2008. Pdf this paper critically examines the notion of decent work at the heart of. In the meantime, the decent work agenda has been widely accepted as an important strategy to fight poverty and foster development. In september 2008, the ilo convened an international tripartite meeting of experts on the. However, when it comes to individual donors development and cooperation policies, there is a lack of evidence about how the decent work agenda should be supported and financed. With the adoption of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, the addis ababa action agenda and the paris climate agreement, world leaders committed member states to end extreme poverty and to set the world on a path for sustainable development. Jobs are a key concern for the people in surveys and opinion polls all around the word.
G20 adopted a wide range of policy commitments, which are. The ilo instituted as its main goal decent work for all. The south african government has pledged its commitment to the attainment of decent work and sustainable livelihoods for all workers and has undertaken to mainstream decent work imperatives into national development strategies. Preserving and extending decent work as a key pillar in the national response to covid19 in the caribbean monday 6 april 2020, 10. Several countries have returned to, or maintained, growth, since the 2008. Why the decent work agenda is reshaping sustainability. Decent work and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Productive employment and decent work are key elements to achieving a fair globalization and poverty reduction.
T he concept of decent work was launched in these terms in 1999. Geren new york institute of technology bahrain the international labor organization ilo decent work agenda consists of four elements. At its 329th session march 2017, the ilo governing body held a highlevel. International labour organization ninth coordination meeting on international migration, new york, 17. An agenda for the hemisphere, 200615 report of the directorgeneral international labour office. The concept of decent work integrates the four pillars of ilos activities. The 2030 agenda for sustainable development supports the realization of the. Sixteenth american regional meeting brasilia, may 2006 decent work in the americas. Now therefore, the parties hereby agree as follows. Along with global policy developments at the ilo under its decent work agenda, in recent years.
The ilo seeks to promote decent work through integrated decent work country programmes. Full and productive employment and decent work dialogues at the economic and social council vii 3 an integrated global agenda to achieve full and productive employment and decent work 79. The decent work agenda was formulated by the ilo in 1999. The result should be clear directions for ilo presence in africa. Agenda 2030 places decent work for all, and the ilos mandate and purpose of social justice, at the heart of policies for sustainable and inclusive growth and development. Decent work is a fundamental pillar of the 2030 agenda that calls for promoting sustained. Migration and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The agenda proposes to focus the ilos 1999 work around four strategic objectives or pillars.
Microsoft word provisional agenda ilo online forum decent work in the covid19 response author. While a variety of definitions now exist, the term generally refers to work that provides ilo, 2018b. It was based on one of the organizations most important principles, which includes to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignityilo 1999b. This is the final part of a sixpart series revealing findings from sustainabilitys recent report, targeting value, with a focus on how the landscape of sustainability goals around the decent work agenda is evolving. This article compares the parallel development of quality of employment measures in the european union with the ilos decent work agenda and concludes that the former has advanced much further. Enhancing decent work agenda in workplace iii trade unions efforts through social dialogue in nepal its too late already. The smerelyilo decent work agenda contains four inseparable, interrelated and mutually. A human rights lens on full employment and decent work in. Based on the ilos decent work agenda, we thus work.
Decent work, migration and the 2030 agenda for sustainable. Concept and indicators dharam ghai the primary goal of the ilo today is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity ilo, 1999a, p. Decent work, employment creation, social protection, rights at work and social dialogue represent integral elements of the new 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Quoting from the ilo director general, the primary goal of the ilo decent work agenda is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in. In support of this the south african government has pledged its commitment to the attainment of decent work and sustainable livelihoods for all. The ilo has developed an agenda for the community of work looking at job creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue, with gender equality as a crosscutting objective. It is suitable for bestowing appreciation on the working person, for. Decent work is a term originally coined by the international labour organisation ilo in a report published in june 1999, when it described the goal of decent work as not just the creation of jobs, but also the creation of jobs of acceptable quality. Decent jobs for youth is the global initiative to scale up action and impact on youth employment in support of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Decent work has featured prominently in international policy fora and statements. The ilos decent work agenda productive employment and decent work are key elements to achieving a fair globalization and poverty reduction. The decent work agenda was initially taken forward in decent work pilot programmes. The primary goal of the international labour organization is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in. A comparative analysis of three african countries ilo, oecd and who, geneva and paris, 2006, at 24.
Gender equality is an integral crosscutting theme in the decent work agenda with particular. Localizing the decent work agenda through southsouth and citytocity. The south africa decent work country programme dwcp is a culmination of a highly consultative. Scope of the decent work agenda decent work country programmes mainstreaming dw into the mdg process decent work the primary goal of the ilo today is to promote opportunities for women and men. The international labour organisation and international trade. The decent work agenda brings together the goals of rights at work, employment, social protection and social dialogue in a consolidated, gendersensitive vision which guides economic and social policy choices across the board.
Employment, decent work for all and social protection. Promoting policy coherence for decent work and full. The overarching objectives of the ilo decent work agenda are to meet the universal aspiration for social justice, to reach full employment, to ensure the sustainability of open societies and the global economy, to achieve social cohesion and to combat poverty and rising inequalities. Decent jobs for youth the global initiative for action. The ilo s decent work agenda productive employment and decent work are key elements to achieving a fair globalization and poverty reduction. After the second world war, the ilo became the first united nations specialised agency. According to the international labour organization ilos definition, decent work involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social. Sep 14, 2018 nonetheless, the ilo declaration on social justice for a fair globalization recommends that member states may consider the establishment of appropriate indicators or statistics, if necessary with the assistance of the ilo, to monitor and evaluate progress of the decent work agenda ilo 2008. The concept of decent work was first proposed by the directorgeneral of the international labour office ilo as a unifying framework and a central priority for the organization in his report to the 87th session of the international labour conference in june 1999. Key to the development of international norms for decent work is the ilo decent work agenda, a softlaw initiative adopted in 1999. A survey of workers in glen view, harare integration working paper no. Labour organization ilo has the mission of improving the.1472 1301 1248 710 1360 951 482 473 485 837 990 637 439 14 369 1333 614 606 545 571 1512 421 363 702 331 1089 591 905 942 76 678 388 296 1153 1486 830 806 1199 626 270