World Day of Social Justice: Inclusive Growth and Decent Work

This moderated panel will explore how an adequate supply of decent jobs combined with adequate social protection is the foundation of sustained and growing prosperity, inclusion and social cohesion.

On the occasion of the 2014 World Day of Social Justice

Panel Discussion: Inclusive Growth and Decent Work

20 February 2014
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters, New York
UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber

On the occasion of the World Day for Social Justice, the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will convene a special event that examines the challenges women, men and youth face in accessing opportunities for a better life and decent work and its importance to Member States’ growth and development.

This Forum will bring together key stakeholders to show the human face of development and explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies. Panellists will discuss how various approaches can be tailored to promote employment, especially for youth, and how access to services such as social protection and relevant education and training programmes are vital in the transition to decent work.


  * H.E. Mr. Talaibek Kydyrov , Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN
  * Jane Stewart, Special Representative to the UN and Director ILONY
  * Peter Goodman, Executive Business and Global News Editor, Huffington Post
  * Raymond Torres, Director, Research Department, ILO
Kellie Terry, Executive Director, The Point
  * Darius Davis, Youth activist
Jose Nunez, ATD Fourth World Member