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28/1/2013

Guy Ryder ILO Director-General, Mr. Gerardo Martinez and Daniel Funes de Rioja

  • Guy Ryder ILO Director-General, Mr. Gerardo Martinez and Daniel Funes de Rioja

Meeting with the Coordination Committee and the Monitoring Group of DWCP (Decent Work Country Programme)

Gerardo Martinez (CGTRA) and Daniel Funes de Rioja (UIA), members of the DWCP Coordination Committee together with their working teams and officials of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTESS) who are part of the Monitoring Group of the mentioned National Plan, in its third edition, participated in the meeting chaired by the ILO Director- General, at the first event of his visit to Argentina

The meeting was attended by Ms. Cecilia Mackenna Senior Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean; Director-General Office; Elizabeth Tinocco, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean; Marcelo Castro Fox ILO Office Director in Argentina, and ILO Argentina Office Support Group.

Guy Ryder stressed the importance of the Third Decent Work Agenda of Argentina signed in July 2012, as a process of consolidation of the national social dialogue, highlighting the active participation of the social actors in the debate and the DWCP design, in terms of the challenges, with actions and strategies for the whole country, focusing on the quality of employment, fight against the unregistered jobs, against child labour and forced labour; the universal extension of social protection and occupational health and safety, as well as the generation of specific actions for the youth, immigrants and the elderly.

Argentina's experience in the elaboration of the DWCP, described by the Monitoring Group was highlighted by the speeches of Gerardo Martinez and Daniel Funes de Rioja, who highlighted the involvement of workers in the development of the program. Argentina and Lima ILO Offices’ joint action generates the conditions to allow the debate and tripartite consensus in our country and the need for sharing the practice of social dialogue implemented in the Third Decent Work Agenda of Argentina with our fraternal countries in our region.

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