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Letter N° 68 / April 2016

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.

AICESIS work in progress

The ESC of Benin, Rapporteur, drafted a first note that was sent on February 1 to all for comments or contribution.

The final conclusions of the successful Conference organized by the AICESIS, the ILO and the Dutch SER on 29-30 October 2015 in The Hague are finalized.

Read the Board summary of decisions

Agenda

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

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.

Development surrounding the ESC

Senegal

Senegal

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."

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

At the invitation of Dr. Martha Theodorou, AICESIS Chargée de mission on Communication, the Czech ESC has prepared a note on the national social dialogue.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The two Councils have signed on 1 March in Madrid (Spain) a MoU.

Monaco

Monaco

The ESC members were appointed by Sovereign Ordinance No. 8.257 of 25 December 2015, as part of the 23rd term of office of the Assembly (2015-2018).

Mali

Mali

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:

Israel

Israel

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

Greece

Greece

On April 20 in Athens, the OKE is organizing a conference on "Human flows and the world we share: can Europe handle the refugee and migrant issue?".

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).

http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.fr.events-and-activities-changing-nature-employment-relationship-ag&_cldee=YWljZXNpc0BhaWNlc2lzLm9yZw%3d%3d&urlid=6

China

China

The Chinese ESC will host in August 2016 an international conference on "Technological progress, challenges and opportunities."

Argentina

Argentina

The ESC bodies were renewed. Thus the new President is Mr. Federico SARAVIA and the Executive Secretary is Mr Fernando CALVO.

Spain

Spain

The two institutions will organize on May 5 a bilateral meeting on the preparation of COP 22 (Marrakech, Morocco ; 7-18 November 2016).