Full and Productive Employment and Decent Work: Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council

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"At the 2005 World Summit, United Nations Member States strongly supported a fair globalization and the attendant goals of full and productive employment and decent work for all, particularly through policies and efforts designed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal - MDG 1 - of cutting extreme poverty and hunger in half by 2015. To propel action on this important Summit decision, the Economic and Social Council decided to devote the High-level Segment of its 2006 Substantive Session to the theme of "Creating an environment at the national and international levels conducive to generating full and productive employment and decent work for all, and its impact on sustainable development". The Segment took place in Geneva from 3 to 5 July, preceded by an Informal Preparatory Meeting in New York from 4 to 5 April ... This publication offers a comprehensive view of the Council's 2006 High-Level Segment. It compiles the proceedings - statements, issues papers and summaries of highlevel roundtable dialogues - of both the Segment and its Informal Preparatory Meeting. It also presents the current status of the reform of the Economic and Social Council, as called for by the 2005 World Summit."--P. 1.

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Promoting Employment in the Agricultural Sector to Enhance Poverty Reduction
Creating a Conducive Environment for Full Employment and Decent Work
Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation
Creating an Environment for Full Employment
Growth Investment and Employment
When Micro and Meso Solutions are not Enough
International Cooperation on Migration Management
The Economics of Migration and Remittances under Globalization
Meeting the Challenges of Employment Creation in Africa Least
Employment Issues in Least Developed Countries in Asia and the Pacific
How Best to Foster Social and Economic Recovery Using Employment in Countries
Contributions of NonGovernmental Organizations
Challenges and Prospects
Driving the Implementation of the Global

Creating a National Environment Conducive to Full
Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women
A Youth Perspective
The Experience of Norway in Working towards Gender Equality in Employment
Report of the SecretaryGeneral
Ministerial Declaration
ECOSOC HighLevel Segment

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Jose Antonio Ocampo is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

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