International Organization of Employers (IOE)

International Organization of Employers
Membership:150 national employers federations from 143 countries


Represents business interests in social and labor matters at the global level, especially in the International Labor Organization, which sets international workplace standards and where employers are represented alongside trade unions and governments in a unique tripartite structure. Communicates business views on the ILO’s work, including on education and training, termination of employment, social security, health and safety, and labor standards, and represents employers within the ILO’s complaints and supervisory mechanisms. IOE also represents the views of business in the G20 process, the International Standardization Organization, the World Health Organization and the UN Human Rights Council, among other organizations.

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Photo credit: UN, Pierre Albouy Business Weighs in on UN Treaty Process on Business and Human Rights (7/2/2015) - As the United Nations Human Rights Council begins work on a legally binding treaty aimed at regulating transnational enterprises with respect to human rights, USCIB's global network published a position paper representing the views of international business on the UN treaty process.
Ronnie Goldberg speaks at the closing ceremony of the 2015 ILC. IOE Report of the 2015 International Labor Conference (6/26/2015) - The International Organization of Employers (IOE) published its report on the 104th session of the International Labor Conference, which gives a roundup of the technical discussion on labor protection. The conclusions from these discussions provide guidance to the International Labor Organization and its constituents.

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