Trade unions present their key asks at the OECD DAC SLM

Trade unions participated in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) annual Development Assistance Committee’s Senior Level Meeting (DAC SLM), which was held in Paris on 22 February 2019.

During the meeting, trade unions engaged in the discussions, focused on finding innovative solutions to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. ) and presented their key priorities for the OECD DAC.

During her intervention, Paola Simonetti (ITUC) quoted the chairs conclusions from yesterday’s OECD DAC-LAC Development Dialogue, which outlined that every private or public finance for development should be bound by the same criteria of transparency, accountability and results assessment.

Responsible Business Conduct based on due diligence, risk assessment, contribution to income generation and to domestic capital at country level, and especially decent jobs creation should be the key parameter for any engagement and assessment of private finance contribution to the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. (Aligning private sector investments in development with the SDGs)


Any attempts to put together principles on private sector engagement without this basis would not serve the purpose to implement the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. .

- Paola Simonetti to the OECD SLM audience.


 

 

 

Related resources

- Policy Statement: Trade Union Priorities for the OECD Development Assistance Committee
- Advocacy Brief: Aligning private sector investments in development with the SDGs