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Oslo conference delegates agree on strategy. Delegates at yesterday’s “The Challenges of Growth, Employment, and Social Cohesion” Conference in Oslo for have reached a decision concerning the high level of worldwide unemployment. “This gathering has helped to define the steps that must be taken to bring millions back into the workforce. Tackling the jobs crisis is not only critical for a meaningful global economic recovery, but also for social cohesion and peace,” International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in a press release. The IMF and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will work together in two specific areas: to explore the concept of a social protection for people living in poverty, and to focus on policies promoting employment-creating growth.

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Oslo conference delegates agree on strategy

Published on Tuesday, 14th September, 2010 at 11:26 under the news category, by Alexandra Spinu.

Delegates at yesterday’s “The Challenges of Growth, Employment, and Social Cohesion” Conference in Oslo for have reached a decision concerning the high level of worldwide unemployment.

Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia
Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia
Photo: Rune Kongsro/IMF/Flickr


“This gathering has helped to define the steps that must be taken to bring millions back into the workforce. Tackling the jobs crisis is not only critical for a meaningful global economic recovery, but also for social cohesion and peace,” International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in a press release.

The IMF and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will work together in two specific areas: to explore the concept of a social protection for people living in poverty, and to focus on policies promoting employment-creating growth.

Senior government leaders attended the conference, including Finance Minister Christine Lagarde of France, UK Secretary of State for Labour Iain Duncan Smith, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Norway’s Minister of Labour, Hanne Bjurstrøm.

“This conference shows that there is great interest in the Norwegian model, not to mention that good crisis management requires effective cooperation between government and social partners. The Norwegian economy is characterized inter alia by a combination of a responsible economic policy, relatively small wages and great agility. Norway has succeeded in limiting the growth in unemployment in the wake of financial crisis better than most other countries,” said Bjurstrøm.



Published on Tuesday, 14th September, 2010 at 11:26 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, duncan-smith.





  
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