As the International Labour Organization marked its 90th anniversary, a forum on “Decent work and social justice in times of crisis” was held on 22 April 2009. The forum discussed impacts of the global economic crisis on the labour sector and assessed how to move forward toward sustainable economic recovery.
Over 300 officials from government and non-government organizations, private sector, workers organizations, academic institutions, media, United Nations agencies, embassies, international organizations and project partners participated in the forum.
The global crisis: trends and impacts
- Deepening crisis in developing Asia: A decent work response by Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO Senior Economist
- The economic and social impact of the global crisis in the Philippines By Linda Wirth, ILO Director
Issues, threats and responses to the global crunch
- Global financial and economic: crunch likely effects on agricultrue by Mr Kazuyuki Tsurumi, FAO Country Director and Representative
- The global crunch and health: issues, threats and responses by Dr Socorro Escalante, WHO National Professional Officer
- The global crunch and food crisis: issues, threats and responses by Mr. Stephen Anderson, WFP Country Director
- Impact of the economic crisis on children in Asia and the Philippines by Ms Vanessa Tobin, UNICEF Country Representative
- Impact on women, children and youth by Ms Luz Rodriguez, UNIFEM National Coordinator
- Population: issues, threats and responses to the global crunch by Ms Suneeta Mukherjee, UNFPA Country Representative
- Issues, threats and responses to the global crunch - focus on poverty by Ms Corazon Urquico, UNDP Poverty Team Leader