2nd Joint OECD-DAC and Trade Union Forum, Paris, 14 December 2015

The 2nd Joint OECD-DAC and Trade Union Forum took place in Paris on Monday 14 December 2015, on the topic “Donors and labour movement strategies to implement the UN 2030 Agenda”.

At the September 2015 UN General Assembly, Heads of State adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agreement has set an ambitious set of sustainable development objectives for the next 15 years, which include many top level priorities for the trade union movement and the world of work. With the Agenda 2030 now adopted, the focus turns to the implementation and monitoring.

The forum addressed the potential for labour and donors to engage on shared strategies to implement the 2030 Agenda and its goals. The meeting served to share innovative approaches and policies that have proven effective at country level to reduce inequalities and to sustain country-led development.

Following up the conclusions from the last OECD/DAC-Trade Union forum in 2014, this meeting provided particular attention on the role of social dialogue as a means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda and more widely as a crucial contribution to enhance sustainable development strategies.

The outcomes of the debates will serve to elaborate concrete recommendations and policy actions aiming towards possible future partnerships on these themes.

Forum’s annotated agenda EN FR ES

Further reading and presentations


The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is an international forum where donor governments and multilateral organisations – such as the World Bank and the United Nations System of Organizations (UN) – come together to help partner countries reduce poverty. The DAC helps ensure better lives for people in the developing world by understanding development finance, strengthen aid delivery, improving development policy and building partnerships for development. More information: http://www.oecd.org/dac/

The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) is an interface for labour unions with the OECD. It is an international trade union organisation which has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees. More information: http://www.tuac.org/

The Trade Union Development Cooperation Network (TUDCN) is an initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), bringing together affiliated trade union organisations, solidarity support organisations, regional ITUC organisations, the Global Union Federations (GUFs), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC). TUDCN’s objective is to bring the trade union perspective into the international development policy debates and improve the coordination and effectiveness of trade union development cooperation activities. More information: http://www.ituc-csi.org/development-cooperation