Panama: Meeting between United Nations Agencies and the Trade Union Organizations of the Americas

Press release | Panama | 24 August 2011

Panama, 24 August 2011 (ACTRAV INFO) – A meeting has just been held in Panama, on 23-24 August, at the initiative of the ILO Regional Office, in partnership with ACTRAV and the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA).

The meeting, which brought together several United Nations agencies and trade union organizations of the Americas, provided an opportunity to emphasize the need to further involve the trade union movement of the Americas as a key actor in development, through the establishment of Decent Work for all, the redistribution of wealth, the promotion of gender equality and the preservation of the environment.

The participants also called for Decent Work to be built into the international development agenda implemented by the various UN system agencies that took part in the Panama meeting. They emphasized the need to develop Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) within the region in order to drive forward the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

The participants reaffirmed the importance of dialogue among the trade union organizations of the Americas, the United Nations system and the international financial institutions, in order to ensure more balanced governance at the international level.

For more information, contact:

Specialist in Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV)
Tél : +41 22 799 82 79
Email : cairola[at]ilo[dot]org