Communication on decent work worldwide for a global just transition and a sustainable recovery

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Series Details COM (2022) 66
Publication Date 23/02/2022
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Communication published by the European Commission 23 February 2022, aimed at reaffirming the European Union's commitment to champion decent work both within borders and around the world.

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The President of the European Commission highlighted a zero-tolerance policy on child labour in her Political Guidelines. In her latest State of the European Union (SOTEU) address, she stressed that business and global trade "can never be done at the expense of people's dignity and freedom" and that "human rights are not for sale". The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan announced a Communication on Decent Work Worldwide to provide an overview of relevant EU instruments and a blueprint for an EU strategy on taking forward the social dimension in international action.

This strategy delivers on that action by setting out how the European Union aims to act upon contemporary challenges facing workers, and by putting the promotion of decent work worldwide at the heart of a just transition and an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It was accompanied by a proposed Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence.

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European Commission: Press Release, 23/02/2022: Commission sets out strategy to promote decent work worldwide and prepares instrument for ban on forced labour products
European Commission: Priorities 2019-2024: European Pillar of Social Rights

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