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Tokyo 2020 and the ILO Agree Partnership to Promote Decent Work

13 May 2017.

Photo: / Uta MUKUO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic Games (TOCOG) have agreed a unique partnership agreement aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games’ delivery partners.

The milestone partnership, announced during a visit to Japan by Guy Ryder, the ILO’s Director-General, will be formalised by a Memorandum of Understanding.

This constitutes Tokyo 2020’s first partnership with a UN organisation, and the first time that the ILO officially partners with an Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. The partnership will encourage enterprises to play a positive role in promoting decent work through corporate social responsibility (CSR).

 

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