On 14 May 2018, the Coordinator of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) participated via Skype in an ILO high-level Policy Dialogue which took place in Geneva, Switzerland on “Inclusive growth and development: Aligning practices in the private sector with the 2030 development agenda”.
The event is one of five high-level policy dialogues designed to inform the work of the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work (Commission). The ACCA’s input’s sought to deepen the Commission’s understanding of the issues and enrich its final report, scheduled for publication at the beginning of 2019. The agenda for the event may be found here. The ACCA took part in Session 3: Charting good practice – New incentive structures to share profits and align enterprises with SDG goals. The ACCA’s presentation was centred on the following topics:
- ACCA's role in Africa (brief introduction);
- Challenges faced when using existing systems for corporate accountability to access remedies for local communities; and
- Solutions and good practices to improve access to remedy for African communities (as reflected in the ACCA’s on-going reports on access to remedy and Free, Prior and Informed Consent - FPIC).
The ACCA took advantage of this event to present its work and make recommendations to the Commission. The presentation and recommendations were well received, and the organisers of the event expressed their gratitude to the ACCA for making its participation. The presentation and recommendations put forward to the Commission may be viewed on the ACCA’s website by clicking here. On 15 May 2018, the Global Commission on the Future of work convened to discuss possible recommendations for the UN, ILO and the private forms of governance.
President of South Africa, Cyrille Ramaphosa, was appointed Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Future of Work and attended the event from 15-17 May 2018. To read more about President Ramaphosa’s appointment as Co-Chair of the Commission, please click here.