UN high-level meeting stresses more jobs, decent work for all
The United Nations Economic and Social Council’s high-level meeting has stressed the need to address issues that are crucial for providing full employment and decent work.
This is contained in a ministerial declaration reached at the end of the ECOSOC high-level meeting on Tuesday.
The declaration called for strengthening of partnerships amongst Governments, the private sector and civil society.
According to the UN Information Center, more than 500 delegates, including government ministers and heads of civil society groups, international institutions and the private sector, attended the Council’s high-level meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.
The President of ECOSOC, Miloš Koterec said the meeting was successful and urged UN Member States to build on this success to keep reforms going, facilitate information-sharing and partnership building.
According to the UN Information Center, the ministerial declaration adopted would be a road-map on how to achieve full employment and decent work.
The declaration said despite the global economic crisis, countries must increase their coordinated efforts to help to start and grow businesses, promote opportunities for full and productive employment and decent work for all.
ECOSOC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.