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ADVISORY: First Annual Just Jobs Network Meeting in Cairo, Egypt—Jobs for Growth and Stability
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ADVISORY: First Annual Just Jobs Network Meeting in Cairo, Egypt—Jobs for Growth and Stability

Cairo, Egypt—The Just Jobs Network announces its first annual meeting: Just Jobs for Growth and Stability to be held in Cairo, Egypt on May 27, 2011. Jobless growth has proven to be unstable, unequal, and unsustainable. The meeting will discuss key challenges and mechanisms for good job creation worldwide as a necessary basis for broad-based, sustainable economic growth and stability.

From the worst economic recession since the Great Depression to the high levels of unemployment that are fueling the revolutionary uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the current years will stand out as a distinctly transformative period in the history of the world. The challenge confronting stakeholders is to ensure that the worldwide transformation is a positive one that promotes shared progress and prosperity.

The unrest in the Middle East and North Africa highlights both the importance and the urgency of creating enough just jobs in the short and long run. Just jobs complete with labor rights including the right to organize and collective bargaining, appropriate remuneration, social protections such as health care and pensions, and opportunities for economic mobility are key for broad-based growth and stability.

Policy experts; government leaders; representatives from local, regional, and international unions; nongovernmental organizations; and think tanks will come together to discuss challenges and solutions for just job creation in Egypt and lessons that can be extrapolated for developing countries worldwide.

What:

The Just Jobs Network’s first annual meeting to discuss key challenges and mechanisms for good job creation worldwide as a basis for sustainable economic growth and stability.

Where:

CAIRO SEMIRAMIS InterContinental Hotel
CORNICHE EL NIL, 11511 Egypt
++2-02-27957171

Featured speakers:

Dr. Ahmed H. El Borai, Minister of Manpower & Migration of Egypt, H.E. (Invited)

Gry Larsen, State Secretary/Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway

Lord Peter Mandelson, Former EU Commissioner for Trade and former First Secretary of State of the UK Government

Kamal Abbas, General Coordinator, Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Service in Helwan, Egypt

Maria Joao Rodrigues, Special Advisor to the European Union Presidencies and to the European Commission & former Minister of Employment and Training for Portugal

Hariett Harmann, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, UK

Alia El Mahdi, Dean, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University

 

RSVP for this event

To RSVP to this event please contact Anna Soellner at [email protected] or +1202.492.2967 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +1202.492.2967      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

 

For more information:

Sustaining Spring in Egypt: ‘Just Jobs’ for Growth and Stability by Sabina Dewan

Just Jobs Trump Everything Else by Knut Panknin

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