United Nations Expert Group Meeting On the Challenge of Building Employment for a Sustainable Recovery Programme

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs organized, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, an Expert Group Meeting on “The Challenge of Building Employment for a Sustainable Recovery”. The meeting took place from the 23rd to the 24th of June, 2011 in Geneva and brought together specialists to undertake a review of responses to the global jobs crisis in different countries and regions of the world and concrete policies and strategies to create productive, decent employment during the recovery were considered.

Programme

Thursday, 23 June 2011

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 10:00

  • Opening Session

Opening Statements

  • Mr. Jomo K.S., UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
  • Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Mr. Donald Lee, Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA

10:00 – 11:30

Session 1 – Regional and National Perspectives on the Global Jobs Crisis: Lessons Learned and Outlook

Chair: Ms. Azita Berar-Awad, ILO

11:30 – 11:45

Break

11:45 – 1:00

Session 1 – Regional and National Perspectives on the Global Jobs Crisis: Lessons Learned and Outlook (continued)

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch Break

2:30 – 3:50

Session 2 – Macroeconomic Frameworks and Employment Creation

Chair: Mr. Aurelio Parisotto, ILO

3:50 – 4:15

Break

4:15 – 5:30

Discussion

Friday, 24 June 2011

9:30 – 11:00

Session 3 – Labour Market Policies for Sustainable Employment

Chair: Mr. Donald Lee, DESA

11:00 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 1:00

Session 3 - Policies for Sustainable Employment

US Council for International Business

Small and medium enterprises and employment creation

Discussion

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch Break

2:30 – 4:00

Session 4 – International Cooperation and Policy Coherence for Full Employment (Panel Discussion)

4:00 – 5:00

Closing Session