Crisis response

ECOSOC to consider UNSG Report on the Global Jobs Pact

The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations will discuss the UN Secretary-General Report on the Jobs Pact at ECOSOC Coordination Segment on 7 July in New York.

News | 09 June 2010

The report, “Recovering from the crisis: a Global Jobs Pact”, prepared by the International Labour Office in response to the Economic and Social Council resolution 2009/5, examines national and international support to the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact.

It reviews main lessons from the policy experience with national responses to the crisis and calls for stronger employment and social protection policies and greater international policy coordination to accelerate and sustain recovery, with special attention to middle and lower income countries with limited fiscal space.

The measures advocated by the Pact – labour-intensive investments in infrastructure, support to small and medium enterprises, job retention measures, skills and employment services, targeted public employment schemes, comprehensive social security provisions, wage policies and stronger collective bargaining institutions – have proven efficient in reversing the unemployment slide.

It is likely that a resolution on Pact implementation will be tabled during the session. The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations will be held 28 June – 23 July at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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