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Invitation: Towards a Common Understanding? Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings

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Towards a Common Understanding? Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings

 

Venue: Auditorium A2, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, Geneva

Registration: Please register by Monday, 12 January 2015, COB

 

Introduction:

  • Mr Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Fragile States and Disaster Response Coordinator, International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • Dr Oliver Jütersonke, Head of Research, the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)

Speakers:

  • H.E. Ms Yvette Stevens, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone, Geneva

  • Ms Azita Berar Awad, Director of Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • Mr Neil Buhne, Director, UNDP Office in Geneva

  • Ms Isabel de Sola, Associate Director, World Economic Forum

  • Ms Marije Balt, Director, SpringFactor

Moderation: H.E. Ms Amanda Ellis, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of New Zealand

Closure: Mr David Chikvaidze, Chief of Cabinet, United Nations Office in Geneva

Background

How do labour markets support and/or undermine societal peace and stability? What employment and decent work tools can we use to prevent and mitigate the drivers of violence and fragility? And how can we make sense of the complex relationship between socio-political dynamics in fragile settings, and natural and ecological disasters?

These questions inspired joint initiative by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) on “Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings.” This event will mark the launch of a consultation phase and invite representatives from the diplomatic community, UN agencies, academia, the private sector and civil society to participate.

At a time when characteristics of fragile settings are increasingly complex and numerous national and international actors are engaging in often times overlapping or contradicting responses, this initiative aims to facilitate a common understanding of how countries themselves can most effectively utilise employment and decent work approaches to move towards more prosperous and peaceful societies, with the assistance of the United Nations and other international actors.

The event will be followed by a Reception.

Programme:

17.30 – 17.35         Welcome

by Mr Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Fragile States and Disaster Response Coordinator, ILO

17.35 – 17.45         Presentation of ILO-CCDP research initiative

by Dr Oliver Jütersonke, Head of Research, CCDP

17.45 – 18.50         Panel: Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings

Moderated by H.E. Ms Amanda Ellis, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of New Zealand, Geneva

With the participation of:     

H.E. Ms Yvette Stevens, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone, Geneva

Ms Azita Berar Awad, Director of Employment Policy Department, ILO

Mr Neil Buhne, Director, UNDP Office in Geneva

Ms Isabel de Sola, Associate Director, World Economic Forum

Ms Marije Balt, Director, SpringFactor

Followed by a Questions and Answer session

18.50 – 19.00         Closure of the Event and Launch of Multi-stakeholder Consultation Phase

by Mr David Chikvaidze, Chief of Cabinet, United Nations Office in Geneva

Followed by a      Reception

 

 

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