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22nd International Labour Symposium "Economic and Financial Crisis and Employment Problems - How to Tackle Global Jobs Crisis -"

Date & Time : 13:00-17:30, 14 October 2009
Where : Elisabeth Rose Hall, 5th floor, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo
Organized by : ILO Office in Japan and the Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University
Language : Japanese with English/Japanese simultaneous interpretation

Brief Description of the Symposium

The annual International Labour Symposium has been discussing important topics chosen from the agenda of the International Labour Conference. This year, the Symposium will focus on the Agenda VII: Employment and social policy consequences of the global economic and financial crisis. Rapid responses to stimulate the economy, to create jobs and to protect workers and their families are needed under the conditions of increasing unemployment and poverty, widening gap and continuing high business failure rate. In this Symposium, Japanese ILO constituents and academic experts will make remarks from each respective position based on the outcome of this agenda, "Global Jobs Pact", and the Director-General's Report for this discussion, "Tackling the global jobs crisis recovery through decent work policies." ILO official who was in charge of preparing the report has been invited as a keynote speaker.


Opening remarks  
Main results of the 2009 International Labour Conference
  • Mr. Shinichi HASEGAWA, Director, ILO Office in Japan
Keynote speech
  • Mr. Duncan CAMPBELL, Director, ILO Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department
    "Global Jobs Pact and what comes next" (provisional title)
Short presentations by the tripartite participants to the 2009 International Labour Conference from each respective position
  • Mr. Junya HOSHIDA, Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Mr. Kenji HIROOKA, Section Chief, Employment and Labour Legislation Division, Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO)
  • Mr. Takio TAKAZAWA, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Bureau, Japan Business Federation
  • Mr. Yoshio HIGUCHI, Professor, Keio University
    "Economic crisis and employment problems in Japan"
Closing remarks  

Moderator: Ms. Kazue ENOKI, Associate Professor, Hosei University

Further information

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