Decent work

As a human right, decent work ranks among the economic, social and cultural human rights. The International Labour Organisation has developed a concept that defines decent work on the basis of four pillars: rights at work, social protection, job creation and social dialogue. For the Justice and Peace Commission, the decent work concept offers a variety of starting points for promoting pro-poor employment policies in order to give informal economy its due importance. Starting points are, among other things, country programmes to be launched and implemented by the social partners in the countries with the support of the ILO. Alliances with international trade unions and organisations of the informal economy can help to implementing programmes. In Uganda for example, the Justice and Peace Commission cooperates with its sister organisation, Catholic associations as well as with trade unions and employers in spreading and implementing the country programme in Uganda.

Decent Work Workshop

Decent Work Publication

Round Table on Gender issues: Decent work for domestic workers – a question of gender equality and solidarity