Global Dialogue Forum on the Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Civil Aviation Industry

The purpose of the Forum was to discuss the effects of the economic crisis in the civil aviation industry, in order to reach a common understanding of the difficulties the industry has undergone due to structural change, and a better understanding of the effects of the low cost carrier (LCC) model on the industry as a whole, as well as consensus on a common approach that could contribute to a more sustainable industry.

The Global Dialogue Forum on the Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Civil Aviation Industry was held at the International Labour Office in Geneva, from 20-22 February 2013.

The purpose of the Forum was to discuss the effects of the economic crisis in the civil aviation industry, in order to reach a common understanding of the difficulties the industry has undergone due to structural change, and a better understanding of the effects of the low cost carrier (LCC) model on the industry as a whole, as well as consensus on a common approach that could contribute to a more sustainable industry.

The Forum was attended by 144 participants, including 55 Government representatives and advisers, as well as 57 Worker and 17 Employer participants, and 15 observers from international governmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental and international organizations (NGOs).
The purpose of the Meeting of Experts is to adopt policy guidelines for the promotion of sustainable livelihoods targeting agro-food sectors. The tool will build the capacity of constituents to work on decent work issues at the national level, focusing on rural livelihoods and the agricultural base on which they predominantly depend.

It will also inform ILO input into the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Task Force on Global Food Security and other UN agencies working on sustainable agriculture and food security discussions.