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Letter N° 76 / May 2017

The AICESIS is sad to announce the death of Mr Mohamed Séghir BABÈS, President of the National Economic and Social Council of Algeria since 2005 and President of the AICESIS from 2011 to 2013, happened on 7 March 2017 in Algiers (Algeria). Thanks to his great personality, his constant commitment and his many initiatives, he greatly contributed to the emergence and growth of AICESIS. All those who knew him remember in particular his leadership and the quality of the exchanges and cordial hospitality that marked the International Meeting and the General Assembly of the AICESIS held in Algiers in September 2013.

AICESIS work in progress

“Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”: The Spanish ESC - rapporteur of this topic - sent the second note on April 24. Thank you for sending your comments by May 20 to allow the Rapporteur to draft the final text that will be read by the President or his Representative at the UN ECOSOC high level segment (New York, USA, July 2017).

“Labour Migration”: The Greek OKE - rapporteur of this topic - sent the second note on March 10. Thank you for sending your comments by May 20 to allow the Rapporteur to draft the final text that will be read by the President or his Representative at the International Labor Conference (Geneva, Switzerland, June 2017).

Agenda

International joint conference AICESIS-ILO in cooperation with the Greek OKE on the Future of Work

International Meeting, AICESIS GA and Board, workshop on ESC-SIs’ practices, functioning and working ways

4th edition of the summer school for youth 

Regional capacity building workshop in cooperation with ILO and the ESC of Benin

Participation of the AICESIS SG at the ILO conference on social dialogue and socio-economic restructuration.

Development surrounding the ESC

Russia

Russia

On March 27, the Civic Chamber hosted the opening ceremony of the exhibition entitled "The Kingdom of Bhutan", dedicated to the culture of this country and the round table "The Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Bhutan: Dialogue of Cultures and Humanitarian Cooperation".

https://www.oprf.ru/en/press/news/2017/newsitem/39581

France

France

The ESEC published its opinion on the European policy regarding maritime transport in accordance with sustainable development and climate commitments challenges.

http://www.lecese.fr/content/le-cese-rendu-son-avis-sur-la-politique-europeenne-de-transport-maritime

Public hearing organized by the EESC on May 15 on The role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy" to gather civil society organisations' views on this critical aspect of waste management for its upcoming opinion.

http://www.eesc.europa.eu/?i=portal.en.events-and-activities-waste-to-energy-programme

Thailand

Thailand

According to the order of the NCPO (National Council for Peace and Order) of December 13th 2016, NESAC no longer exists. Accordance to the cabinet approval on 18 April 2017, NESAC shall stop its membership to the AICESIS.