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Norway hosts global recovery conference in Oslo. Delegates gather today in Oslo for talks about post-recession job recovery hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. “The Challenges of Growth, Employment, and Social Cohesion” conference is a joint arrangement between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Its aim is to explore new ways of generating jobs as a part of the recovery from the economic crisis. Global unemployment has risen since 2007, and currently stands at more than 30 million, according to estimates by IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard.

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Norway hosts global recovery conference in Oslo

Published on Monday, 13th September, 2010 at 09:53 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu.

Delegates gather today in Oslo for talks about post-recession job recovery hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

L-R: J. Stoltenberg, Pres. E.J. Sirleaf, Liberia, ILO's Somavia, IMF's Strauss-K
L-R: J. Stoltenberg, Pres. E.J. Sirleaf, Liberia, ILO's Somavia, IMF's Strauss-K
Photo: IMF/Flickr


“The Challenges of Growth, Employment, and Social Cohesion” conference is a joint arrangement between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Its aim is to explore new ways of generating jobs as a part of the recovery from the economic crisis.

Global unemployment has risen since 2007, and currently stands at more than 30 million, according to estimates by IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard.

“The odds of finding a job decline the longer a person has been unemployed. So we have to act quickly before unemployment becomes a structural problem”, says Blanchard for IMF Survey Online.

The World Bank estimates that more than 60 million people have been pushed into severe poverty during the financial crisis.

Today’s talks aim to support economic recovery by creating more jobs and will focus on both short and long-term policy measures.

Norway’s Minster of Finance Sigbjørn Johnson and Hanne Bjurstrøm, Minister of Labour, will also be attending, and the conference will be led by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as well as Juan Somavia, Director General of the ILO.

Other delegates include Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain.



Published on Monday, 13th September, 2010 at 09:53 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu.

This post has the following tags: oslo, stoltenberg, imf, ilo, johnsen, bjurstroem, strauss-kahn, somavia, papandreou, zapatero, blanchard, world, bank.





  
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