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Intl. Org. of Employers (IOE)

International Organisation of Employers website: www.ioe-emp.org

The International Organisation of Employers is the principal international organisation representing "the interests of business in the labour and social policy fields...particularly in the International Labour Organization (ILO)."  Its members are "150 national employer organisations from 143 countries from all over the world" as of Feb 2014.  For up to date membership information, see here.

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12 December 2018

Global employers’ community calls for increased implementation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary General & Matthias Thorns, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, International Organisation of Employers (IOE) (Switzerland)

"IOE Statement on the occasion of Human Rights Day", 10 Dec 2018...

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22 October 2018
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Author: CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Amis de la Terre,Union syndicale Solidaires & autres France Amérique Latine,

[Vendredi] vient de se conclure à Genève la 4ème session de négociation du groupe de travail intergouvernemental de l’ONU chargé d’élaborer un traité contraignant les multinationales à respecter les droits humains et l’environnement......

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20 October 2017

UN treaty process on business and human rights - Response of the international business community to the "elements" for a draft legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

Author: Business at OECD, Foreign Trade Association, International Chamber of Commerce & International Organisation of Employers

…[T]he international business community does not support the “elements" because they represent a big step backwards and they jeopardise the crucial consensus achieved by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), whose spirit and...

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26 April 2017

Intl. Organisation of Employers condemns India's Jammu Chamber of Commerce over its threats to kill refugees

Author: Intl. Organisation of Employers (IOE)

IOE condemns outrageous statement by Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 25 April 2017...

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11 January 2017
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Author: Global Policy Forum, Brot für die Welt & Misereor

“Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated -  Bericht über die zweite Tagung der UN-Arbeitsgruppe zur Erstellung eines verbindlichen Rechtsinstruments zu Wirtschaft und Menschenrechten", Dezember 2016...

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16 November 2016

Statement by 9 business organisations to govts. on development of Natl. Action Plans

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, UN Global Compact, BSR & 6 other organisations

"Business Organisations Statement on National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights," 16 Nov 2016 ...

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20 April 2016

Intl. Organisation of Employers Secretary-General's blog series on supply chains

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14 April 2016

Commentary: “Global supply chains are intrinsically problematic” – true or false?

Author: Linda Kromjong, International Organization of Employers (IOE)

Media reports about scandalous working conditions in supplier companies, as well as tragic accidents, give the impression that GSCs [global supply chains] are always intrinsically problematic, even downright “bad”. Are they? What is certainly clear is...

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7 March 2016

Commentary: Business orgs. should engage pro-actively at natl. & intl. level in access to remedy debate, says Intl. Organisation of Employers

Author: Linda Kromjong, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

"Extraterritorial jurisdiction is the surest means to secure access to remedy for victims of human rights abuse in supply chains" - true or false?, 4 Mar 2016...

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11 February 2016

Commentary: Intl. Organisation of Employers Secretary-General reflects on the extent to which companies control their supply chains

Author: Linda Kromjong, Intl. Organisation of Employers (IOE)

“Companies have total control over their global supply chains”  – true or false?...

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