Flyer: Panel discussion at the Geneva Peace Week 2018: Jobs for Peace and Resilience

Fragility, unemployment and decent work deficits are often the triggers of violent conflicts, especially in overly populated urban contexts and chronically impoverished areas of the world. Over many years, protracted conflicts halt and reverse economic growth and erode development gains. As a result, poverty is increasingly concentrated in fragile settings.

In the context of the Geneva Peace Week 2018, which will take place from 5 to 9 November, the ILO will co-organize a side event on “Jobs for Peace and Resilience” in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding (CCDP) and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland. The event will be held on Friday, 9 November from 9:00 to 10:15, and will take the form of a panel discussion.

Among other experiences and perspectives, the debate will examine preliminary results from the implementation of ILO's JPR flaship programme in selected countries and analyse prospects for tangible benefits among societies. The role of social partners (workers’ and employers’ organizations) in promoting an equitable business environment will also be analysed.