International Organization of Employers (IOE)

International Organization of Employers
Location:Geneva
Founded:1920
Membership:150 national employers federations from 143 countries

Role

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.

Recent News

Herzog Leads US Employer Delegation to ILO Conference (6/12/2018) - USCIB Vice President for Corporate Responsibly and Labor Affairs Gabriella Rigg Herzog led a five-member U.S. Employer delegation to the 107th annual International Labor Conference (ILC) of the International Labor Organization (ILO) May 28 - June 8. This year’s ILC was attended by over 5,000 participants from across the world, of which 32.7% were women. Important topics discussed by delegates this year included the role of the ILO in carrying out development cooperation programs in light of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals, and what constitutes social dialogue in the workplace and what value can it deliver to industrial relations and productive workplaces.
Education and Re-skilling in the Age of AI (5/29/2018) - Business and policy leaders are joining together to help the workforce adapt to AI and automation, write the OECD's Andreas Schleicher, USCIB's Peter Robinson and Shea Gopaul of the Global Apprenticeship Network.

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