Tokyo 2020 and the ILO Agree Partnership to Promote Decent Work
13 May 2017.
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).