Post 2015 Development Agenda and Economic Growth

Mar 13, 2013

Amman, 13th March 2013 – International Labor Organization in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme organized a ¬consultation workshop on the 13th of March 2013 at Keminisky Hotel.

The “UNDP-ILO Consultation on Employment and Decent Work in the Context of the Post 2015 Debate in Jordan” is one in a series of events that are organized at the regional and national levels to launch and widely disseminate the regional ILO/UNDP report “Rethinking Economic Growth towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies”.

The workshop aimed at raising awareness among government, social partners, NGOs, and civil society of key labour market related challenges and deficits in the Arab region that have been amongst the key factors leading to the latest wave of uprisings. Moreover, the workshop addressed some of the key employment related challenges in Jordan that will serve as an important contribution to the post 2015 national consultations, particularly with regards to the growth-employment-poverty nexus.

Building on the key messages from the report, the workshop facilitated platform for an open discussion among relevant experts, government and social partners, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders on a number of issues related to growth and employment in Jordan with a focus on labour supply and demand and their impacts on employment; and the institutional framework that determines decent work, especially social dialogue. The discussion resolved in a number of recommendations for the way forward within the framework of the larger post 2015 development agenda.

The Consultation Meeting was attended by representatives from ILO, UNDP, the office of the UN Resident Coordinator, government, private sector and some donors

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