Pablo Lazo-Grandi

Labour Attaché at the Chilean Mission before International Organizations in Geneva

Pablo Lazo-Grandi is a Chilean Lawyer, who recently chaired the revision of the ILO Tripartite Declaration on EMNs, is also member of the ILO’s Advisory Committee on the workers’ rights in globalized economies and has been a Senior Advisor to the Chilean Director General of International Economic Affairs and responsible for labour and civil society issues in trade negotiations of the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry for 13 years since 2001. He previously held different senior positions in the Chilean Labour Ministry for 11 years, including Head of International Relations; Executive Secretary of the Canada-Chile Labour Agreement; Pro-tempore Secretary of the Inter-American Labour Ministers Conference and Deputy Director of Labour. He has been actively engaged in cooperative activities as consultant and expert at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Organization of American States (OAS), APEC Human Resources Development Working Group Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank (WB) and other governmental, private, trade-union and NGOs agencies and organizations through the Americas and Asia. He has been actively engaged in negotiations on this subject with different countries and involved in Corporate Social Responsibility issues especially in the discussions of UN, ILO, ISO, and in other specialized fora, including Business and Human Rights. His extensive publications on this issue include "Trade Agreements and their Relation to Labour Standards: The Current State of Art", International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (Geneva). 2010.

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16 November 2016
La inclusión de normas laborales en los acuerdos de libre comercio no deja de ser controversial. Sin embargo, desde que por primera vez se agregaran en la negociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte en 1994, al día de hoy se registra un aumento notable de cláusulas sociales...
6 September 2011
De nombreuses tentatives ont eu lieu au fil des ans pour associer les questions du commerce et du travail. En 1948, la Charte de la Havane a émergé de discussions en vue d'une « charte pour une organisation internationale du commerce » faisant des références explicites au travail. Plus récemment,...
5 September 2011
Over the years attempts to link trade and labour issues have been made. In 1948, the Havana Charter emerged out of discussions for a "Charter for an International Trade Organization" making explicit references to labour. More recently, the relationship between labour and trade has been specified...