2015 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Integration segment (30 March - 1 April)

The second Integration Segment of the Economic and Social Council focused on “achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all.”  The segment discussed how the creation of good quality jobs could be a tool for promoting the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainable development. It also served as a platform to identify policy choices and possible trade-offs that could arise from an integrated approach. Read more


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    Day 3

    Wanted: 600 million jobs!

    The third and final day of the 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment closed with a high-level panel on the challenge of creating 600 million jobs over the next decade while also promoting environmental sustainability. The day also included discussions on matching education and skills to market demands, and on financing for development and partnerships for Decent Work.

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    Day 2

    Making Dignity and Prosperity the Norm

     How can the normative framework set out by the ILO Conventions help reduce exploitation in the workplace and encourage innovation and higher productivity ?

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    Opening session

    The 'Big Think' on Jobs and Growth: Highlights and top tweets from the opening session

    How to boost global economic growth in a sustainable way?

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    Richard Quest on Global Employment: "They have to say something... they have to take positions," says CNN anchor on his goal for moderating the opening session