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2nd Joint OECD-DAC and Trade Union Forum, Paris, 14 December 2015

15 December 2015

The 2nd Joint OECD-DAC and Trade Union Forum took place in Paris on Monday 14 December 2015, on the topic “Donors and labour movement strategies to implement the UN 2030 Agenda”.

At the September 2015 UN General Assembly, Heads of State adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agreement has set an ambitious set of sustainable development objectives for the next 15 years, which include many top level priorities for the trade union movement and the world of work. With the Agenda 2030 now adopted, the focus turns to the implementation and monitoring.

The forum addressed the potential for labour and donors to engage on shared strategies to implement the 2030 Agenda and its goals. The meeting served to share innovative approaches and policies that have proven effective at country level to reduce inequalities and to sustain country-led development.

Following up the conclusions from the last OECD/DAC-Trade Union forum in 2014, this meeting provided particular attention on the role of social dialogue as a means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda and more widely as a crucial contribution to enhance sustainable development strategies.

The outcomes of the debates will serve to elaborate concrete recommendations and policy actions aiming towards possible future partnerships on these themes.