The cooperation between the ILO and AICESIS will develop this year. First, as part of the implementation of the Seoul Declaration, a training workshop for members of the Congolese ESC, on “The ESC and social dialogue capacity building for an effective and sustainable social protection floor” will be held in July 2015 in Brazzaville. Moreover, the AICESIS-ILO annual conference will be held at the end of October 2015 in The Hague in cooperation with the Dutch SER, on “The role of ESC/SIs and social dialogue in promoting workplace compliance” (title tbc). Finally, the cooperation will be strengthened with the development of the world database of ESC/SIs. A joint progress report on the implementation of the cooperation Agreement will be presented to the next AICESIS General Assembly.
May 20, 2015Preparation of the ILO-AICESIS-SER conference
As usual, a detailed questionnaire on “The role of ESC/SIs and social dialogue in promoting workplace compliance” will be sent out to all members in order to draft the background paper of the conference.
May 20, 2015ECOSOC Working Group - 2d note
ECOSOC Working Group: « How to ensure the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to those for Sustainable Development? ». In its capacity as Chair of this group, the Algerian CNES prepared a second note transmitted to all AICESIS members and aimed at collecting their views.
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June 4, 2015ILO International Labor Conference
4-5 June (Geneva, Switzerland): Speech by the AICESIS President, Mr. Evgeny Velikhov, at the ILO International Labor Conference on “Small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation”. This speech was prepared by a working group led by the Luxembourg ESC.
July 6, 2015UN ECOSOC high-level segment
6-10 July (New York, USA): Speech by the AICESIS President, Mr. Evgeny Velikhov, at the UN ECOSOC high-level segment on « How to ensure the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to those for Sustainable Development? ». This speech was prepared by a working group led by the Algerian CNES.
July 7, 2015Training workshop
7-9 July (Brazzaville, Congo): Training workshop for members of the ESC of Congo on “The ESC and social dialogue capacity building for an effective and sustainable social protection floor” in cooperation with the ESC of Congo and the ILO.
September 17, 2015International Meeting and AICESIS General Assembly
17-18 September (Moscow, Russia): International Meeting and AICESIS General Assembly ending the 2013-2015 term of the Presidency provided by the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation (CCRF), at the CCRF headquarters.
May 20, 2015Forum on Dialogue in Brazil
Brazil: On April 14, 2015 the CDES attended the Forum on Dialogue in Brazil to discuss the 2016-2019 multi-year plan with representatives from different sectors of civil society.
Europe: The European ESC organized on May 5, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the CoR, a conference on "Green Infrastructure: A European success story" http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.events-and-activities
May 20, 2015Two key opinions on environment
France: On 29 April, the ESEC adopted two key opinions on environment: "Twenty years to fight global warming in France: outcomes and perspectives of public policies" and "Succeed the 2015 Paris climate change conference ".
May 20, 2015Arab Labor Conference
Jordan: The ESC attended as an observer the 42nd session of the Arab Labor Conference, which was held in Kuwait from 18 to 25 April 2015.
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May 20, 2015New President of the ESCC of Mali
May 20, 2015National Coalition for development
Panama: On 21 and 22 April, several round tables were held with the National Coalition for development on the integration of well-being, equity and good governance. These roundtables aim to define the objectives and priority initiatives in each of these three themes.
May 20, 2015Reform of the electricity sector
Dominican Republic: Under the National Pact for the Reform of the electricity sector, and under the auspices of the Dominican Society of public enterprises in the electricity sector (CDEEE), the ESC organized a day on “The electricity sector viewed by CDEEE directors.”
May 20, 2015Seminars of citizens and NGOs
Russia: The Civic Chamber held on 14 and 15 April in Novosibirsk the second of the nine seminars of citizens and NGOs, with the participation of over 500 civil society and NGOs representatives from all regions of the Federal District Siberian.
CESALC: The ESC of the State of Jalisco (Mexico) will host the next meeting of the Economic and Social Councils Network for Latin America and the Caribbean during the week of October 19 - 23, 2015.
May 20, 2015UCESIF international seminar
UCESIF: The UCESIF Bureau met on May 6-7, 2015 in Athens (Greece) at the OKE headquarters. The next Presidency will be provided by the Moroccan ESEC. Topic of the international seminar: "For a small and medium scale agricultural production: economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive."