High-Level Tripartite Conference on Social Dialogue

Tunisia and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) - with the support of the Belgian Government - are organising a high-level tripartite conference under the theme "Tunisia: Social dialogue as a response to social and economic challenges of the day", 24-25 May 2012 in Tunis, Tunisia.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is organising - with the support of the Belgian Government - a high-level tripartite conference on social dialogue to discuss the Tunisian Social Pact, on 24-25 May 2012 in Tunis, Tunisia.

Under the theme "Tunisia: Social dialogue as a response to social and economic challenges of the day", over 150 participants including Mr. Hamadi JEBALI, Head of the Tunisian Government, Ministers of Labour and Employment from Tunisia and Belgium, representatives from government as well as workers' and employers' organisations from different countries of the sub-region and experts from regional and international organisations - will share experiences and best practices on social pacts.

The objective is to examine the economic and social situation of Tunisia and recommend outlines for the implementation of a social contract for the period 2012 -2020. The Social Contract will reflect the commitment of the three parties (Tunisian Government, UGTT, UTICA) to work together for socio-economic reforms and transformation needed to guarantee peace and stability.

The interactive conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn about innovative experiences of social dialogue at the international level. The expected outcomes are the formulation of specific recommendations for the adoption and implementation of a social contract to be fully endorsed by the tripartite constituents with the support of ILO experts.

This Tunisian Tripartite National Conference on Social Dialogue is the first follow-up action of the Partnership between Tunisia/Algeria/ Morocco/IL/Belgium on Social Dialogue after December 2011.

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