The Global Compact's labour principles are derived from the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998):
For more information about the labour principles, including what companies can do to implement them, visit this website's section on the ten principles, specifically the pages on principles 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Human Rights and Labour Working Group
In May 2008, a Global Compact Labour Working Group was established under the auspices of the Global Compact Board. In 2013, in light of growing recognition that labour rights are human rights, the Global Compact Board decided to merge the Labour Working Group and the Human Rights Working Group.
The ILO Helpdesk is a service from the International Labour Office that provides a one-stop-shop to help company managers and workers understand the application of international labour standards. Replies are prepared by a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that users receive a comprehensive response. To submit a question to the Helpdesk, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Ursula Wynhoven
UN Global Compact
wynhoven (at) un.org