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Full employment is one of the most important objectives of a well-functioning macro economy in a country. The current global economic crisis has resulted in high unemployment rate which, if not well dealt with, would affect the social stability and economic development. The Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) in collaboration with the World Bank, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, and the Tokyo Development Learning Center will launch a series of Distance Learning Seminars in 2013 to share experience and exchange ideas on policy framework of job creation. The first session will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
The massive earthquake that hit Eastern Japan on March 11, 2011 and the subsequent tsunami left devastation in its wake, but it also shed light on many valuable lessons that may contribute to future reconstruction efforts in and outside of Japan. This joint seminar prepared by the ILO Office in Japan and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center focuses on the collaborative reconstruction efforts between international organizations and the government of Japan by sharing the outcome of the international symposium in Iwate during March 13-14, 2013 and reporting on the World Bank-GoJ “Learning from Mega Disasters” project.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Global Labor Market and Youth Employment
While the Euro debt crisis continues to weaken the global economy, the labor market is making limited progress by remaining at a lower level than before the global economic crisis in 2008. Notwithstanding there is a serious youth employment crisis with nearly 7.5 million youth unemployed worldwide.
Youth employment issues were discussed at the World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings which recently took place in Tokyo. As part of a global employment crisis response, ILO member states also discussed youth employment issues at the 101st session of International Labour Conference in 2012, and a resolution concerning actions to be taken towards youth employment was adopted.
This seminar on global employment crisis welcomes ILO’s Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of Employment Sector and Professor Keijiro Otsuka, a core team member behind “World Development Report 2013: Jobs” as keynote speakers.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a 2011 lecture series. This year’s lecture series will be focusing on ILO’s decent work activities from ILO’s Better Work Project to Social security trends. Lectures will be given by experts and specialists from ILO headquarters and the ILO Asia Pacific office via videoconference.
Come participate in one of the rare opportunities to be able to ask questions of the specialists who are actively involved in labor issues in ILO Bangkok regional office or ILO headquarters in Geneva.
We look forward to your participation.
Under the UN’s initiative of “Social Protection Floor,” International Labour Organization (ILO) and World Health Organization (WHO) are leading organizations to secure and promote social protection. Social protection is one of the main strategic objectives of ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.
At International Labour Conference, 100th Session 2011 which will be held from 1 to 17 June, Social Protection (social security) is one of the technical agenda. Together with this opportunity, ILO Office for Japan will hold a briefing session on the social security through video conference facility.
Ms. Christina Behrendit, ILO Social Security Specialist with Social Security Department will explain the report to the Conference and discussion points from Geneva, followed by Questions and Answers from the floor in Tokyo. We look forward to your participation.
* English-Japanese consecutive interpretation is provided.
International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a lecture series on “Asian Decent Work Agenda under Global Job Crisis”. The lecture series consists of 6 sessions, featuring experts and specialists from ILO headquarters (Geneva), ILO Asia Pacific (Bangkok), the ILO Office in Japan, and various Japanese experts as speakers. This series will address ILO’s decent work activities as well as local activities in Japan via videoconference.
On November 25, 2009, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will hold a joint public seminar on the social economy in Africa. Addis Abeba will be linked with TDLC by video connection for expert presentations, panel discussions, and a Q&A session.
Participation is free of charge; please register in advance to attend.
Shagun Mehrotra/World Bank
International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and the TDLC will hold six lecture sessions on “Issues in Asia and the International Labour Organization” via video conference from October 2009 to January 2010. Advance registration is required for participants.