IOE takes part in COP25 and commits to strengthened action for climate-friendly jobs
This year’s annual UN climate conference came to a delayed close after two weeks of tough negotiations of complex issues and stronger…
To all our Members
2019 was a year of milestones and memorable moments and 2020 is set to be an exceptional year as we mark our Centenary. IOE Secretary-General…
IOE and Seedstars announce Migration Challenge finalists
10 finalists will face judges in Quito, Ecuador in January 2020.
An invitation to IOE members around the world
IOE is joining forces with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Employers (CAPE) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) to organise this…
ILO Abidjan Declaration prioritises action on sustainable business
An enabling environment for sustainable business, productivity, skills and reducing informality are the lead areas of action in the ILO Abidjan…
Business and human rights
On International Human Rights Day, IOE and its more than 150 national member federations will continue to determinedly address human rights…
Save the date: International Business and Human Rights Conference (Bonn, 22 April 2020)
Co-organised by IOE, DHL Deutsche Post Group and BDA, supply chains and human rights due diligence are on the agenda.
Registration still open for 12th GFMD Summit
Sign up before 29 November and bring the business voice to the 12th Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.
IOE members in Africa: Save the date for the 6th African Social Partners' Summit, Nigeria, 25 -26 February 2020
This Summit, the first to be held in English-speaking Africa, will continue the work of the African Social Partners to accelerate job creation.
New IOE Policy paper on Independent Contractors
IOE in a new publication offers case studies on the legal status and rights of independent contractors in different national contexts
ILO's current programme and budget needs to fully reflect the Centenary Declaration ambitions
During the recent session of the ILO Governing Body, the Employers Group could not support the proposed Programme and Budget.
The ILO reaffirms its engagement with the tobacco sector
The 337th session of the ILO’s Governing Body reaffirmed its November 2018 decision to engage with the tobacco sector under the umbrella of an…
Save the date for the IOE Centenary Global Summit on the Future of Work in Kuala Lumpur on 5-6 February 2020
IOE is joining forces with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Employers (CAPE) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) to organise a…
12th GFMD Summit, Quito, Ecuador, 20 - 24 January 2020
The 12th GFMD Summit, under the chairmanship of the Government of Ecuador, initially scheduled in November 2019 is postponed until 20-24 January…
Update on 5th session of the UN Treaty process on business and human rights
States met last week to negotiate/discuss the Revised Draft Treaty on TNCs and OBEs.
IOE strengthening cooperation with Indian employers on skills and technology
IOE Secretary General Roberto Suárez Santos met this week with leaders from India’s top employers’ organisations.
Invitation to the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 December 2019.
Finding innovative solutions to the Migration Challenge
IOE teams up with Seedstars, a Swiss-based tech innovation hub, to promote skills mobility by launching a competition – the Migration Challenge…
Decent work as path to reducing global poverty
IOE calls for addressing barriers to decent work to accelerate the pace of poverty reduction on this International Day for the Eradication of…
Caribbean Employer Organisations: Still time to Register for IOE-ATIA Workshop in Aruba 14-15 November 2019
REGISTER BY 21 OCTOBER - for the IOE-ATIA two-day workshop for IOE members and other representative business organisations in the region, on the…
Joint Business Response to the Revised Draft UN Treaty
Read the joint response by IOE, Business at OECD and BusinessEurope to the latest draft UN Treaty on TNCs and OBEs.
Asian employers provide key input to EU Policy Forum on Development meeting in Nepal
A strong IOE-member delegation from China, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam, supported by IOE’s regional adviser, contributed to the…
Business push at UN General Assembly
World leaders from governments, private sector and civil society gathered in New York on 22-27 September for the 74th session of the United…
ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour
Spaces available for the first annual meeting of the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour - Please register as soon as possible
Road safety is everyone’s business
Road safety is critical to protecting lives and livelihoods on the world’s transport network. IOE proposes concrete ways to reinforce…
Calling Caribbean Employer Organisations: Register now for IOE-ATIA Workshop in Aruba 14-15 November 2019
IOE is joining forces with ATIA to organise a two-day workshop for IOE members and other representative business organisations in the region, on…
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Read about the latest legal and policy developments at the national, regional and international level.
Are SMEs left behind in a just transition?
In the lead up to the UN Climate Action Summit and the UN General Assembly in September in New York, IOE takes a look at how a just transition…