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International and bilateral employment and social policies have the purpose of ensuring reciprocal exchanges of experience in this area.

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  1. In­ter­na­tion­al Em­ploy­ment and So­cial Pol­i­cy

    In a strongly interconnected global community, labour and social policy questions are becoming more important internationally. The international work of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs aims to exchange experiences with international partners and to steer globalization according to social principles.

  2. Labour and So­cial Pol­i­cy at the G7/G20 Lev­els

    International exchange: Germany is a member both of the group of the leading seven industrialised countries (G7) and of the group of the most important advanced and emerging countries (G20).

  3. Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­i­ty (CSR)

    Companies share in the responsibility of seeing to the realisation of decent work worldwide. As part of its CSR strategy, the Federal Government helps small and medium-sized enterprises in particular to rise to their responsibility.

  4. Twin­ning in Labour and So­cial Pol­i­cy (Ad­min­is­tra­tive part­ner­ships)

    "Twinning", an instrument financed by the EU, aims to foster cooperation between the public administrations of the EU Member States and those of the candidate countries.

  5. Bi­lat­er­al so­cial se­cu­ri­ty agree­ments out­side the Eu­ro­pean Union

    The economic interdependence of highly-developed industrialised nations necessitates the expansion of legal relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and other states in the area of social security.

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Pro­mot­ing de­cent work world­wide: G7 "Stan­dards in Sup­ply Chains" ini­tia­tive

Compliance with social standards in global supply chains is one of the international priorities of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Com­bat­ing Hu­man Traf­fick­ing and Labour Ex­ploita­tion

Within the German Government, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is the ministry in charge of fighting human trafficking for labour exploitation and of helping victims.