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Public Seminar “Green Jobs and the Global Economic Crisis”

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To Commemorate World Day of Social Justice

February 22, 2010
3:00 to 5:00pm (Japan Standard Time)


TDLC

To commemorate a “World Day of Social Justice” designated by the United Nations, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office in Japan and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) are jointly organizing a public seminar on “Green Jobs and the Global Economic Crisis” on February 22.

Upon the conclusion of COP15, international agencies have been urged to address environmental issues such as climate change.

The global recession, triggered by the financial and economic crisis, has necessitated greater effort by environmental sectors to help bring the world out of a critical situation.

A significant approach is the Green Jobs Initiative, implemented by ILO in collaboration with its partners.

The initiative is based on tripartism, facilitating activities in cooperation with governments, employers’, and workers’ organizations, and fosters a favorable environment to shift attention toward greener industries, with particular focus on the creation of new job opportunities.

The public seminar will showcase activities of the Green Jobs Initiative, with due consideration for both the needs of Asian countries and the expectations and potential of Japan’s environmental sector.

Organizers:


International Labour Organization Office in Japan
Tokyo Development Learning Center

Date and Time (JST):


February 22, 2010 (Monday)
3:00 to 5:00pm

Location:


Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
10F, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Agenda:


• Opening Remarks
Ryu Fukui, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center Manager

• Presentations;
“Growth Strategies and Employment Creation in Environmental Sector ”
Kazuaki Sakamitsu, Counsellor of Labour Policy, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

“ILO Green Jobs Initiative – Now and the Future”
Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

“Greener Business Asia – ILO’s Challenges in Asia”
Vincent Jugault, Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

“ILO Activities and the Global Economic Crisis”
Shinichi Hasegawa, Director, ILO Office in Japan

• Q&A

Fee:

  Free

Language:

    English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

Registration:

 
Advance registration required
(first-come, first-served)

Please send us your name, organization, telephone number and e-mail address by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)(jointokyo@worldbank.org) or FAX (03-3597-9161).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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