28 March 2018


Register for the webinar to prepare the technical meeting of experts to discuss Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator No. 8.8.2 on labour rights (April 11 2018)


The IOE is hosting a Webinar on 11 April 2018 at 10:00 (Geneva time) to prepare the Technical Meeting of Experts to discuss SDG Indicator No. 8.8.2 on Labour Rights.


The Webinar is intended to explain how the ILO Office would work as the custodian Agency responsible for collecting and reporting data on indicator No. 8.8.2 “Level of national compliance of labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) based on International Labour Organization (ILO) textual sources and national legislation, by sex and migrant status”.


Such an indicator will make it possible to monitor the progress made in achieving SDG Goal No. 8 on Labour Rights: “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. Under this goal target No. 8.8 aims to “Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment”.


The technical meeting of experts will discuss:

  • Whether the ILO Office should be the custodian Agency responsible for collecting and reporting data on Indicator No. 8.8.2
  • The methodology that can be used for this purpose (it is proposed to build the new methodology on the already existing Labour Rights Indicators academia initiative – for more information see the link on the side panel)

The agenda of the webinar is as follows:


  • Background of the SDG Indicator No. 8.8.2
  • The proposed methodology in action and its challenges
  • Possible consequences for Employers’ Organisations and countries’ trade agreements
  • Three options to overcome the challenges
  • Tour de table


Background information on this project as well as details on the challenges related to the proposed methodology can be found in the side panel.


Please register with Ms Marina Wiebusch (wiebusch@ioe-emp.com) before the 10 April 2018. Details on how to connect to the webinar will be provided to those who register.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Best regards,

Roberto Suárez Santos

Acting Secretary-General

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