The 14th International Meeting and the General Assembly of AICESIS took place in Moscow (Russia) from 16 to 18 September, under the chairmanship of Mr. Evgeny Velikhov. These meetings ended the Russian presidency. Mr. Agripino NUNEZ Collado, President of the ESC of the Dominican Republic, was appointed unanimously and by acclamation, President of the AICESIS for 2015-2017. Furthermore, Board members were renewed on this occasion.
The AICESIS, ILO and the Dutch SER organize at The Hague (Netherlands) on 29 and 30 October, an international conference on “Promoting workplace compliance including in global supply chains: The role of ESCs and similar institutions of social dialogue”. A background paper to this conference, developed based on responses to a questionnaire sent to each member, will be released shortly. Members must send their registrations as soon as possible.
October 1, 2015United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21 - Paris)
The AICESIS will take the floor at the conference, to be held in Paris (France) from 30 November to 11 December 2015. The report, drafted by the French ESEC was finalized and adopted at the General Assembly in Moscow (17 September 2015).
October 1, 2015February 2016 (Madrid, Spain - dates to be specified)
AICESIS Board and workshop to exchange experiences and practices on the ESC-SIs functioning.
October 1, 201530 November – 3 December (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Participation of the President of UCESA and the AICESIS SG at the 13th African Regional Meeting of the ILO.
October 1, 2015Albania new president
Albania: Mr. Blendi Klosi, Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, is the new President of the National Labor Council.
October 1, 2015Cambodia - Korea
Cambodia - Korea: The Korean ESDC is currently developing a cooperation project with the Cambodian Labor Advisory Committee to promote social dialogue in the country. A seminar will be organized soon in Phnom Penh.
October 1, 2015Gabon President
Gabon: The President of the ESC, Mr. Paul BIYOGHE MBA, was recently appointed as Vice-Prime Minister.
October 1, 2015Luxembourg and The European Commission
Luxembourg: The ESC and social partners met with Mr. Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of social dialogue and euro.
October 1, 2015Jordan-Spain
As part of the collaboration between the ESC of Jordan and its counterpart in Spain, a delegation headed by Dr. Munther Shar’e, President of the ESC of Jordan, visited Madrid and met with the Spanish ESC. The purpose of the visit was to examine the Spanish experience in enhancing dialogue among social partners in addition to enhance collaboration between both councils. It was agreed to continue working within the framework of a previously signed MOU and to enhance collaboration in future events especially conducting studies of mutual interest.
October 1, 2015Jordan labor Policies Committee
Jordan: The labor Policies Committee at the Economic and Social Council has finalized three major studies that cover certain issues affecting the Jordanian labor market. The studies were conducted upon an initiative from the Council and covered collective labor agreements and labor protests, and a study measuring the impact of the flow of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian labor market in addition to a study that estimates the number of child workers in Jordan from between 2014-2016. Studies were sent to the Council members in order to adopt in the upcoming General Assembly.
October 1, 2015Republic Srpska
Republic Srpska: The current President of the ESC is Mr. Dragutin Škrebić (employers' organization).
October 1, 2015CESLAC meeting
CESLAC: The next meeting of the ESC-SIs network in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held soon in Jalisco (Mexico).
October 1, 2015UCESIF conference
UCESIF: At the conference held in Rabat (Morocco) on 11 and 12 June on Corporate Social Responsibility, the UCESIF Office was renewed. In addition, two new members were admitted: the Public Council of Armenia and the ESC of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
October 1, 2015Establishment of an association of Arab ESC-SIs
Establishment of an association of Arab ESC-SIs: The Arabic-speaking ESC-SIs will meet on October 30 in Algiers (Algeria).