Jordan Consultation on post-2015 agenda and economic growth

The International Labour Organization and the United Nations Development Programme are holding a consultation workshop on the findings of the report Rethinking Economic Growth: Towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies in light of progress towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in Jordan.

The International Labour Organization and the United Nations Development Programme are holding a consultation workshop on the findings of the report Rethinking Economic Growth: Towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies in light of progress towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals in Jordan.

The “ILO-UNDP Consultation on Employment and Decent Work in the Context of the post 2015 Debate on Jordan” provides an overview of Jordan’s progress towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals related to employment and decent work, as well as tackles the themes of “Economic Growth, Employment and Job Quality” and “Transparent Labour Market Governance and Participatory Social Dialogue”.

After examining the key employment challenges in Jordan, participants will emerge with recommendations for a job-centred post-2015 development path for Jordan, with a focus on employment and growth and inequality.

Participants include the Ministries of Labour, Planning and International Cooperation, Industry and Trade, Higher Education and Social Development, the Social Security Corporation, the Economic and Social Council, the Jordanian Federation of Trade Unions, the Jordan Chamber of Industry, the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, the Amman Chamber of Commerce and UN agencies.

The post-2015 agenda national consultation process

As the 2015 target year of the MDGs approaches, national level consultations are bringing together a broad spectrum of stakeholders to contribute to shaping a global debate on the goals and targets that could build on and succeed the MDGs. The 2011 Report of the UN Secretary General recommended an open and inclusive consultation process in order for the post-2015 agenda to have the best development impact.

Jordan is one of 75 countries globally and nine Arab countries where post 2015 national consultations are being facilitated by the UN Country Teams.

Rethinking Economic Growth Report

The report examines Arab labour market trends and structures over the two decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, offering insights into the underlying causes for the uprisings that have since spread from Tunisia across the Arab world.

It investigates labour supply and demand and their impacts on employment, and the institutional framework that determines decent work, especially social protection and social dialogue.

The report also presents policy considerations and recommendations to governments, workers and employers in the region.

The report was launched online on 5 February 2013 and a series of roundtable on its findings are planned across the region.

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