INVITATION TO A BRIEFING: “ILO Decent Work response to the situation in North Africa and the Horn of Africa”, and “Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa”.
19 April, 13:30-14.30
UNRIC, Meeting room, 8th floor, 155 rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155 Entrance block C2
According to ILO analysis, the events in North Africa were
heavily triggered by the high incidence of youth unemployment, the lack
of democratic governance and change, unchallenged by a civil society
which is often weak and dispersed, and by social partners that were not
fully independent from government, and the absence of social justice in
the distribution of wealth and income. These root causes have to be
addressed by both short-term measures and longer term reforms that can
produce better outcomes in terms of jobs, social protection, addressing
inequalities, rights and governance.
In addition to the ILO response in North Africa, Mr Schwettmann will also present the ILO regional strategy on “Employment for Peace, Stability and Development in the Horn of Africa”. Despite major challenges such as conflict and insecurity, food scarcity and poverty, high-level of unemployment and significant economic migration), the Horn of Africa is witnessing signs of hope.
The presentation will be in English. Questions and answers: English, French or Dutch. Possibility of one-on-one interviews.
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