The AICESIS General Assembly and Board, held in Cotonou (Benin) from 14 to 16 September under the chairmanship of Mr. Tabé GBIAN, President of the ESC of Benin, due to the absence of President Mr. Agripino NUNEZ COLLADO went well. It was the opportunity to hold three intense debates and exchanges of experience, respectively on "The fight against inequalities linked to poverty"; "Extending social protection systems, austerity and options” - introduced by Mrs. Isabel ORTIZ, Director of the ILO Social Protection Department; and "The daily functioning of the ESCs-SIs (communication, measurement and valuation of the ESCs-SIs works)." All contributions made during the debates are available on the website of the AICESIS (www.aicesis.org).
Furthermore, as the next AICESIS Secretary General could not be unanimously elected, the current SG, Patrick VENTURINI, has agreed to extend his mandate, which will end on 1st of July 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. His successor should be appointed by the next Board to be held early 2017.
FOR THOSE MEMBERS WHICH HAVE NOT YET DONE SO: please make as soon as possible the transfer of the 2016 contribution to AICESIS that has still solely depended on its members contributions.
AICESIS speech at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 22).
AICESIS CA and workshop on the functioning of the ESCs-SIs
ILO International Labor Conference
ECOSOC High Level Segment
International Meeting, AICESIS General Assembly and Board
AICESIS International Summer School
Joint Conference AICESIS-ILO on the Future of Work.
Next Summit to be held in Athens (Greece) on 24 and 25 October 2016
The new Presidents of the NTSEC are Mr. Pavlo ROZENKO (Head of the Council, for the Government), Mr. Oleksiy MIROSHNICHENKO (employers' organizations) and Mr. Osovyy GRIGORY (unions). The Secretary General is Mrs. Olena STEPANENKO.
The new SG is Mr. Nicolae CHIRILA.
Upon the request of the Prime Minister, the ESES drafted and voted by a large majority an opinion on « development of the culture of social dialogue »
Annual Meeting of the Presidents and Secretaries-General of the national ESCs of the EU and the EESC on "The future of work and social rights in a changing Europe" in Madrid (Spain) on 6 and 7 October 2016.
The NESC moved to Cooperative Bank Building 21st Floor, Haile Selassie Avenue – Nairobi. The Executive Secretary is still Dr. Julius MUIA . Tel : +254 722 525 694.
Mr. Charles Koffi DIBY has been appointed President of the ESC by Decree N°2016-418 on 16 June 2016.
September and October are busy for the ESC. Indeed, the Plenary Assembly should adopt the new Rules for the Institution on 6 September. On 21 September, President DIBY met in Brussels the President of the European ESC, Mr Georges DASSIS. From September 22 to 23, the President will attend the "Meeting AFRICA 2016" at the Palais d’Iéna (Paris, France), at the invitation of President BERNASCONI, EESC President. Finally, October 13 will mark the formal opening of the 11th Office.
The NEDLAC new Executive Director is Mr. Madoda Vilakazi.
A first discussion on an ILO report funded by the European Union, "Post-crisis social dialogue: good practices in the EU-28" was held during a tripartite conference to exchange among governments, social partners and international experts in Paris in May 2016.
The International Training Centre, in collaboration with ILO Geneva, organizes a training on social dialogue and industrial relations from 28 November to 9 December. This training will provide the opportunity to learn the latest developments in the field. Participants can choose between several optional modules and will benefit from an innovative learning environment.