CNV Internationaal is an independent foundation afiliated with the CNV trade union organisation. CNV International contributes to Decent Work (Decent Work) in developing countries based on the CNV principles of international solidarity, personal responsibility, social dialogue and pluralism. CNV Internationaal has worked with trade unions in developing countries since its establishment in 1967.
CNV Internationaal does this by strengthening the position of employees in the (in) formal economy through strong social partners who use social dialogue to stand up for employees in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Improving the rights of workers in supply chains and youth employability are central themes.
CNV International works in main programs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the union co-financing program and the STITCH Partnership for Garment Supply Chain Transformation). In addition CNV Internationaal participates in the Internationale Responsible Business Conduct Agreements in the main Dutch economic sectors. Also, international agreements are made in collective labor agreements and a large group of donors support and contribute to the work of CNV Internationaal.
For more information on CNV Internationaal's activities, we refer to the information on our current main programmes below:
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