Post 2015 Development Agenda and Economic Growth
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
The Consultation Meeting was attended by representatives from ILO, UNDP, the office of the UN Resident Coordinator, government, private sector and some donors