Japan: Govt. & ILO sign unique partnership to advance “decent work” at 2020 Olympic Games

Author: Tokyo 2020, Published on: 16 May 2017

"Tokyo 2020 and the International Labour Organization Agree Unique Partnership", 12 May 2017

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreed to sign a unique partnership aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games' delivery partners. The partnership, announced during a visit of Guy Ryder, the ILO's Director-General in Japan, will be formalised with a Memorandum of Understanding to be signed as soon as possible.This constitutes Tokyo 2020's first partnership with a UN organisation, and the first time that the ILO officially partners with an Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee. The partnership will encourage the enterprises to play a positive role in promoting decent and work through Corporate Social responsibility (CSR). Socially responsible labour practices will be promoted in all delivery partners of the Games taking guidance from the ILO Tripartite Declaration...Promoting jobs and enterprise development, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue are the four pillars of the ILO Decent Work Agenda, a key driver of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...

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