The Global Deal
The Global Deal is a global partnership with the objective of jointly addressing the challenges in the global labour market and enabling all people to benefit from globalization.
The Global Deal is a multi-stakeholder partnership in line with Goal 17 (“partnerships for the goals”) in the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. It is also a concrete input to several of the other goals, not least goal 8 on decent work and inclusive growth and goal 10 on inequalities.
The Global Deal aims to encourage governments, businesses, unions and other organizations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue. Social dialogue includes all types of negotiation, consultation or exchange of information between or among representatives of governments, employers and workers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy. Effective social dialogue can contribute to decent work, quality jobs and increased productivity and by extension to greater equality and inclusive growth. The Global Deal thus offers a win-win-win opportunity for all actors on the labor market.
The Global Deal intends to bring together various stakeholders to promote joint solutions while still representing their different interests. Effective social dialogue requires mutual respect and trust to create favorable conditions for collaboration between employers, workers and governments. This can lead to peace in the labor market, promote competition and enhance economic stability and shared prosperity. While the Global Deal has a long-term vision, it requires immediate commitments and actions at national, regional and global levels.
The Global Deal is a concrete input to the sustainable development goals (SDGs), especially SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth but also other goals including SDG 10 on reducing inequality within and among countries. Social dialogue can be an effective tool for realizing these goals.