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Promotion of social dialogue and freedom of association in Sudan


Titre : Promotion of social dialogue and freedom of association in Sudan

Pays : Soudan

Identifiant : SDN/20/02/USA

Date/Durée : Start date : September 25, 2020 // End date : January 30, 2023

Résumé partiel
The April 2019 overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir, and the installation of a civilian-led transitional government in August 2019, creates a critical opening to shift to a peaceful and democratic Sudan. The project proposal addresses the challenging transition toward a transparent and institutionalized labor governance system that is tripartite and all inclusive, respectful of human and fundamental labor rights and the rule of law, supported by a sound constitution. The Minister of Labour and Social Development committed to ratification of ILO Convention 87 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention). She also requested ILO technical assistance drafting of a new labour code and the legal vetting of a new Ministerial draft 2020 trade union bill to ensure its conformity with international labour standards. As observed by the ILO Committee of Experts in 2019, the Trade Unions Act of 2010 contains a number of provisions that are not consistent with the principles of freedom of association (for example, the imposition of trade union monopoly at federation level ; the ban on joining more than one trade union organization ; the need for approval from the national federation in order for federations or unions to join a local, regional or international federation ; and interference in the finances of organizations). Challenges with respect to freedom of association and social dialogue in Sudan were also noted by an ILO mission in January 2020. The functioning of the Sudan Workers’ Trade Union Federation (SWTUF) and the Sudanese Business and Employers’ Federation (SBEF) was suspended by law , ending their legal monopoly. On 3 February 2020, the SWTUF filed a complaint at the ILO’s Committee of Freedom of Association (CFA) alleging its unlawful suspension (case no. 3376). This ILO project proposal is facilitating progress towards respect for freedom of association principles and a new era of social dialogue, fully in conformity with the Organisation’s unique tripartite mandate in the world of work.

Partenaire (s) : USA, Department of State, Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL)

Total alloué : $ 617,283

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