Regional activities and events

2005

  1. The Helsinki Conference : Mobilising political will

    7 September 2005

    The aim of the event was to address the challenge of making ambitious targets of the global community a reality. The Helsinki Conference buildt on and assessed the work of the first phase of the Helsinki Process on Globalisation and Democracy, a multi-stakeholder dialogue initiated by the Finnish and Tanzanian governments

  2. Conference on Globalization and National Development: Towards greater coherence between economic and labour policies

    8 - 9 August 2005

    The purpose of the Conference was to discuss international experience on the impact of globalization on decent work as well as a system of relevant indicators and to analyse and disseminate the most successful experiences and discuss its' applicability to the Argentinian experience.

  3. Hemispheric Workshop on Decent Work and Fair Globalization

    11 - 12 July 2005

    This tripartite workshop was coordinated with the Organization of American States (OAS). The 85 participants represented the governments, workers and employers of the OAS member states. The Workshop was held within the framework of the follow-up activities to the recommendations of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization and as contribution to the Hemispheric Agenda of the IV Summit of the Americas held in Argentina.

  4. High Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council

    29 June 2005

    The ILO Director General's address to the council focused on poverty reduction.

  5. Second south summit: Group of 77 and China

    12 - 16 June 2005

    As the largest Third World coalition in the United Nations, the Group of 77 provides the means for the developing world to articulate and promote its collective economic interests and enhance its joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues in the United Nations system, and promote economic and technical cooperation among developing countries (ECDC/TCDC)

  6. Internationalization of employment: A challenge for a fair globalisation

    9 June 2005

    Informal meeting of EU Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs.

  7. Forum on the Social and Employment Dimensions of an Open Trading Regime

    26 May 2005

    The forum was sponsored by the European Commission and the ILO. The Director-General addressed the issues of employment growth, international trade, EPZs and capacity building in his presentation.

  8. National Seminar on the Social Dimension of Globalization for trade unionists

    28 - 29 April 2005

    The Seminar focused on employment and fundamental labour rights following the recommendations of the World Commission.

  9. Policy Forum on Fair Globalization in the Southern African Region

    20 - 21 April 2005

    The forum brought together sixty people including a number of distinguished scholars, policy practitioners and representatives of employers’ and workers’ organisations of Southern Africa to discuss the problems, prospects, opportunities and strategies for ensuring a `fair globalisation’ in the entire region. The aim of the policy Forum was to: • see globalisation through the eyes of the majority of women and men in Southern Africa; • identify feasible ways of creating opportunities for fair globalisation in Southern Africa; and • develop a research agenda and network to facilitate this project.

  10. Policy Forum on Fair Globalization in the Southern African Region

    20 - 21 April 2005

    The aim of the policy Forum was to: • see globalisation through the eyes of the majority of women and men in Southern Africa; • identify feasible ways of creating opportunities for fair globalisation in Southern Africa; and • develop a research agenda and network to facilitate this project.

  11. Policy Forum on Fair Globalization in the Southern African Region

    20 - 21 April 2005

    The forum was jointly organized by the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies and Witwatersrand University. It brought together sixty people including a number of distinguished scholars, policy practitioners and representatives of employers' and workers' organisations of Southern Africa to discuss the problems, prospects, opportunities and strategies for ensuring a "fair globalisation" in the entire region.

  12. Meeting of Experts in International Social Policy - European Economic Summit

    3 April 2005

    The International Council for Social Welfare (ICSW) and the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Finland (STAKES) co-hosted this meeting of expertsin social policy at international level. The aim of the meeting was to set up a work plan for future action on Social Policy.

  13. Conference on the Internationalization of employment: a challenge for a fair globalisation

    1 April 2005

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  14. Special session of the ILO's Seventh European Regional Meeting

    14 - 18 February 2005

    A special session at the ministerial level during the ILO's European Regional Meeting confirmed widespread support for the follow-up to the WCSDG report. A high-level panel discussion among the Prime Ministers of Hungary, Kazakhstan, Luxemburg and Malta, the General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) also underlined the importance of globalization for the development of social policy and employment creation. The Director-General also addressed the Conference.

  15. Sixth Annual Global Development Conference: Developing and Developed Worlds: Mutual Impact

    24 - 26 January 2005

    In the context of globalization, this conference focused on the benefits and challenges of mutual interdependence between developing and developed countries. More international cooperation is needed.

2004

  1. International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) 18th World Congress

    5 - 10 December 2004

    At the congress, in the presence of President Mkapa, President Halonen and the Director-General, the Report was welcomed and a goal of globalization, decent work and sustainable development was established through a resolution, building on key ILO instruments.

  2. UN General Assembly adopts Resolution on World Commission Report on Fair Globalization

    2 December 2004

    UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution recognizing the contribution of the World Commission's report to achieving a fully inclusive and equitable globalization.

  3. Regional policy workshop on generating sustainable livelihoods for human security

    4 - 8 November 2004

    This workshop established clear linkages between sustainable livelihoods and human security in a context of globalization to identify recommendations that will include a human security orientation in current policies and programmes for poverty reduction and social development.

  4. ILO Tripartite Conference on Welfare State Reform: A Vision for Poland

    19 October 2004

    This Conference organized by the Government of Poland forms part of the national follow-up to the WCSDG report.

  5. The report of World Commission on Social Dimension of Globalization: Relevance for the media, culture, graphical sector

    18 - 22 October 2004

    Note for the presentation to the tripartite meeting on the Future of Work and Quality in the Information Society: The Media, Culture, Graphical sector