Global Deal Annual High-Level Social Dialogue Forum

Global Deal Session 2: Addressing Inequalities: Social Dialogue and Global Supply Chains

Oct 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


This session will focus on the role of social dialogue in ensuring that the benefits of economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis are broadly shared, and how social dialogue can promote decent work in global supply chains and address challenges related to informal work. The pandemic has brought to light pre-existing flaws in the global labour market, such as the lack of decent jobs and the vulnerability of global supply chains. Local suppliers working to tight cost margins and workers with limited social protection coverage and little or no savings have been more exposed to the impact of COVID-19. How can social dialogue be deployed to shore up resilience to future crises, and what possible measures can be explored to ensure that global supply chains help drive development and contribute to decent work? A panel of experts will discuss potential solutions from different perspectives. The session will have interpretation in English, French and Spanish.

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