Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations:
Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Social dialogue is widely recognised as an important component of good governance of labour-related matters. It has key significance for the implementation of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its goals (SDGs) at the national level. It is linked, in particular, to Goal 16 that requires, among other things, the development of effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels and of responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decisionmaking.