Labor Practices and Decent Work

 

Labor Practices and Decent Work


Introduction

The Aspects under the sub-Category of Labor Practices are based on internationally recognized universal standards, including:
  • United Nations (UN) Declaration, 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights', 1948
  • United Nations (UN) Convention, 'International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights', 1966
  • United Nations (UN) Convention, 'International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights', 1966
  • United Nations (UN) Convention, ‘Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)’, 1979
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration, 'Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work', 1998 which builds upon the eight core Conventions of the ILO:
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 29, 'Forced Labour Convention', 1930
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 87, ‘Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention’, 1948
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 98, ‘Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention’, 1949
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 100, 'Equal Remuneration Convention', 1951
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 105, 'Abolition of Forced Labour Convention', 1957
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 111, ‘Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention’, 1958
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 138, 'Minimum Age Convention', 1973
    • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 182, 'Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention', 1999
  • United Nations (UN) Declaration, 'Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action', 1993

The Labor Practices Indicators also draw upon two instruments that address the social responsibilities of business enterprises:
  • International Labour Organization (ILO), 'Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy', 1977
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, 2011

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