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Thematic Event on Employment and Inclusive Growth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

14 June 2013 | New York City, United States of America

The World WantThe Thematic Event on Employment and Inclusive Growth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place on 14 June 2013 at the Japan Society in New York.

This meeting was part of the consultation on growth and employment, one of 11 global thematic consultations initiated by the UN in preparation for the post-2015 development agenda. Led by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the overall consultation on growth and employment has focused on four specific areas: sustainability and growth; development-led globalization; growth, diversification and structural change; and jobs and livelihoods.

This meeting followed a high-level thematic consultation facilitated by the government of Japan in Tokyo in May 2012, briefings to UN Member States, social media outreach, blog posts, and e-discussions. These formed the basis of a draft thematic report on growth and employment in the post-2015 development agenda, which was discussed at this thematic event.

The meeting included sessions assessing: the main outcomes of the post-2015 global thematic consultations on growth and employment; pathways to setting targets and measuring progress; and the renewal of a global partnership for inclusive growth. It also invited feedback on the draft thematic report on growth and employment, and provided substantive recommendations on how the post-2015 development agenda can deliver inclusive growth, decent work, social protection and productive employment for all. The results of the growth and employment consultation will feed into the UN’s overall post-2015 process.

More information on the growth and employment consultation, including the draft thematic report for comments, can be found here.

The IISD RS summary report of the thematic event will be available on this site on Sunday, 16 June 2013.

This page will be updated throughout the day, and finalized after the close of the meeting.
Room View
A view of the room during the event.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Olav Kjorven
Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
Tsuneo Nishida
Ambassador Tsuneo Nishida, Japan.
Shamshad Akhtar
Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNDESA.
Telma Viale
Telma Viale, Special Representative to the UN and Director, International Labour Organisation.
Around the Meeting
Japan Society
A view of the Japan Society, venue of the event.
Japan Society Lobby
The lobby of the Japan Society.
Funding for coverage of this Consultation has been provided by the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
SDC
Related Links
Event resource

*Thematic consultation website and background documents


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Third Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 22-24 May 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Second session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 17-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the First session of the UNGA’s OWG on SDGs, 14-15 March 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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