The AICESIS Board was held on March 2, 2016 in Madrid (Spain) at the headquarters of the Spanish ESC, chaired by Mr. Antonio Agripino NÚÑEZ COLLADO. For the second time, an international workshop on "Good practices of daily functioning of the ESCs-SIs" was attached to the Board on 3 and 4 March. The quality of the organization and the hospitality of the Spanish ESC ensured conditions for the smooth running of these two events. The results of these two events were particularly successful, as stated by the Board summary of decisions and the workshop synthesis available on the AICESIS website (www.aicesis.org ) as well as the interventions.
Meeting between the SG and the SER about the supervision of AICESIS accounts.
Participation of a delegation from the ESC of the DRC to the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
April 9, 20167-9 March (Dakar, Senegal)
Meetings between the SG of the AICESIS, SG of the UCESA (the acting presidency is currently held by the ESEC of Senegal) and the Office of the Council of Labour and Social Dialogue (CTDS) of the Economic and Monetary Union of West African States (UEMOA), led by its President, Mrs. Bintou COULIBALY, to prepare for future membership of the CTDS to AICESIS.
Statement by the Chairperson, Mrs. Aminata TALL, acting President of UCESA during the side event on the sidelines of the UN COP 21 organized on December 1, 2015 in Paris (France) by the French ESEC, UCESIF, UCESA and the European ESC on "civil societies from North and South mobilized against climate change."
The two Councils have signed on 1 March in Madrid (Spain) a MoU.
Since April 20, 2015, a new team started at the Economic, Social and Cultural Council for a five-year term. This team is chaired by Dr Boulkassoum HAIDARA; Mr. Cheickna BARRY is the Secretary General of the Council. The new email address is:
Since February 15, the new President of the ESC is Mr Avi Yehezkel, Chairman of the Histadrut’s organizing and regional Labour Councils division, former member of Knesset and former Deputy Minister. The new electronic contacts of the Israeli ESC are: and
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a public hearing on "the changing nature of employment relationships, the sharing economy, zero-hour contracts and the living wage" on 31 March in Brussels (Belgium).
The Chinese ESC will host in August 2016 an international conference on "Technological progress, challenges and opportunities."
The ESC bodies were renewed. Thus the new President is Mr. Federico SARAVIA and the Executive Secretary is Mr Fernando CALVO.
The two institutions will organize on May 5 a bilateral meeting on the preparation of COP 22 (Marrakech, Morocco ; 7-18 November 2016).