The Labour Principles of the United Nations Global Compact: A Guide for Business

This Guide includes a brief description of each of the four Global Compact labour principles: freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. It also contains an inventory of key ILO materials concerning these principles.

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development

Global issues

Labour conditions