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Decent Work and Fair Globalization: A Key to Meeting Development Goals and Eradicating Poverty

A side event during the Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society and the Private Sector 15 June 2010, 1:15-3pm, UN Headquarters, New York

Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the UN Non‐Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)

gif cover fineDuring the second day of the Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society and the Private Sector (14-15 June), NGLS organized a side event to launch the new NGLS publication Decent Work and Fair Globalization: A Guide to Policy Dialogue and to explore the policy implications of the MDG 1 target on “full and productive employment and decent work for all”, which is a central theme of the Second UN Decade for Poverty Eradication (2008‐2017).

Also, in anticipation of the September 2010 High Level Meeting on the MDGs, the event — sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations and the International Labour Organization (ILO) — provided an opportunity to examine how the many concrete proposals to promote "Fair Globalization" through alternative economic policies and a broad international reform agenda that support full and productive employment (such as the follow-up to the Global Jobs Pact, the “Stiglitz Commission” report and the outcome of the UN Conference on the World Economic and Financial Crisis and its Impact on Development) are essential to make decisive progress, especially in the face of the global economic and financial crisis.

Chair:

H.E. Mr. Morten Wetland, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations

Panelists:

Mr. Hamish Jenkins, United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)
Ms. Heather Grady, Managing Director, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative

Lead Discussants:

Ms. Gemma Adaba, Representative of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to the United Nations
Ms. Marie Gad, co-founder and vice-chair of the Development Policy Working Group of BUSINESS EUROPE
Mr. Michael Clark, Senior Interregional Adviser, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and former Senior Advisor to 63rd President of UN General Assembly

The presentation of the report by Hamish Jenkins from NGLS is available here

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The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to develop constructive relations between the UN and civil society organizations.

 

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