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Sint Maarten

February 24, 2015

Saint Martin: Upon request of the Prime Minister, the SER published on 28th October an opinion concerning the remittance of taxes.



February 24, 2015

Russia: On 28th November 2014, the Civic Chamber submitted its annual report on the state of Civil Society in Russia. This document aims at addressing in particular civic institutions, providing them with some orientations on how to ensure their development and strengthening.


Dominican Republic

February 24, 2015

Dominican Republic: The preliminary version of the report on the progress achieved during the first year of the implementation of the 2020 National Development Strategy was uploaded online. 



February 24, 2015

Morocco: On the occasion of its 45th regular session, held on 18th December in Rabat, the CESE adopted some opinions on the bills relating respectively to the development of Moroccan coasts and on medical practice. On this occasion, recommendations on the bills for internal regulations, the 2015 budget as well as for the Council Action Plan were also approved.


South Korea

December 23, 2014

The Economic and Social Development Commission adopted on 23rd December 2014 an Agreement on structural reforms of the Labor Market.


December 22, 2014

Senegal: The Commission for Gender Equity and Good Governance of the Economic, Social and Environmental (ESEC) submitted a report on 'Women's rights: achievements, challenges and prospects.' In this report, the Council pointed out on the importance to build childcare facilities in prisons for children of women prisoners.



December 22, 2014

Since last September 10, Mrs. Mariëtte HAMER has been chairing the SER, replacing Mr. Wiebe Draijer.



December 22, 2014

On the occasion of the Presidential Elections resulting in the reelection of Mrs. Dilma ROUSEFF, an article written by Mr. Jacy Afonso on the importance of the CDES and its role in the contribution to social dialogue and participatory democracy was published on the CDES’ website.


December 22, 2014

Algeria: Mr. Lakhdar GUENOUNE is the newly appointed Secretary General of the CNES. He has been replacing Mr. Derrar LEHTIHET.

December 18, 2014

Sharm-El-Sheik (Egypt, 16-18 December): Summit of Arab-speaking ESCs to establish an Arab Association of ESCs.