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

Business Unites in Opposition to Draft Human Rights Treaty Targeting Companies (10/16/2018) - This week in Geneva, at the fourth session of a UN working group charged with reviewing standards for companies with respect to human rights, the global business community has united in opposition to a proposed “zero draft” of a treaty on business and human rights.
USCIB Raises Awareness for SDG Platform at Global Business Forum (10/9/2018) - The Global Business Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) met in Madrid, Spain from October 1-2. Business representatives from numerous countries were on hand to prepare views and share good practices relating to employers and job creation in connection with the SDGs

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