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Decent Work - a route to sustainable development or a protectionist agenda?

  • Date: 10/10/2006, 15.00-17.30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Borschette - 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels - Room 2D
  • Registration closes on : 05/10/2006 12:00

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  • Date: 10/10/2006, 15.00-17.30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Borschette - 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels - Room 2D
  • Registration closes on : 05/10/2006 12:00

Lead Commission Participants: Mr. Petriccione, Director

The debate around Decent Work (the concept includes access to employment, workers rights, social protection and social dialogue) as a strategy to contribute to sustainable development is gaining momentum within the EU as well as within the UN system (the June 2006 ECOSOC Ministerial Declaration is the latest example of the growing international consensus on the key role of decent work in development).

At the European level, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Decent Work for All" (on 24 May 2006) and has recently announced its intention to host in December 2006 a conference on Decent Work to discuss its relevance as a strategy to deliver sustainable development in Europe as well as in developing countries.

The Civil Society meeting will focus on the trade aspects of decent work, and will cover similar issues to those discussed in September Roundtable with unions and ILO.

AGENDA

1. Presentations by:

- DG Trade representative: Mr. Petriccione

- Representative from Trade Unions: Mr. James Howard, ICFTU

- Representative from business sector: Emmanuel Julien, Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Group

2. Open

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  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Council of Geopolitics (funded)
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
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  • Participant from Diakonie Deutschland
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
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  • Participant from Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Istituto per il Mediterraneo (IMED) (funded)
  • Participant from Istituto Sindacale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
  • Participant from Social Alert International
  • Participant from SOLIDAR (funded)
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  • Participant from Trades Union Congress (UK)
  • Participant from UNIONCAMERE
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  • Participant from United Nations Environment Programme liaison office to the EU (UNEP liaison)
  • Participant from World Fair Trade Organization