ABOUT THE IOE
The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) is recognized as the only international organization that represents the interests of business in the labour and social policy fields. There are approximately 129 employer groups represented in the IOE from all over the world.
The IOE seeks to promote and defend the interests of employers at the various branches of the UN, particularly at the International Labour Organization (ILO). The IOE works to ensure that international labour and social policy promotes and protects the viability of business and development while furthering job creation.
The IOE coordinates and communicates employers’ positions on issues that are under consideration at the ILO.
In its capacity as the international employer organization, it acts as a liaison body for the exchange of information, views and experience among employers throughout the world. Examples of issues being reviewed by the IOE include:
- The development and strengthening of employers' organizations. This activity is carried out in close cooperation with the ILO's Bureau for Employers' Activities.
- The strengthening of the ILO's activities on employment enterprise creation as well as development of Small and Medium Enterprises.
- Reform of the ILO's standard setting activities.
The CEC is the only authorized representative of Canadian employers in the IOE. A CEC representative is a member of the IOE management board.