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Integrating Trade and Decent Work: Assessing impact of trade on labour markets
The virtual symposium will provide a platform to present and discuss the key findings of the ILO project, Trade, enterprises and labour markets: Diagnostic and firm-level assessment (ASSESS), funded by EC, which provides tools and techniques at the macro, sectoral and firm level for analysing the impact of trade on labour markets.


14:00 – 14:10 Opening and Introduction
• Richard SAMANS, ILO, Director, Research Department
• Jordi CURELL, Director, Labour Mobility and International Affairs, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

14:10 – 15:00 Trade and Decent Work: Overview and key findings
(Moderator: Ruth SEITZ, Deputy Head of Unit, International Affairs, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission)

• Overview: “Integrating Trade and Decent Work”, Marva CORLEY-COULIBALY and Pelin SEKERLER RICHIARDI, ILO, Research Department
• Key findings from Mexico: Juan Carlos MORENO-BRID, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
• Key findings from Vietnam: Toan PHAM NGOC, Director, Center for Analysis and Strategic Forecasting, MOLISA, ILSSA, Vietnam

• Question and Answer

15:00 – 16:30 Roundtable discussion on Trade and Decent Work
(Moderator: Sophy Fisher, ILO)
• Matthias THORNS, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Organization of Employers (IOE)
• Lara MERLING, Policy Advisor, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
• Lluís PRATS, Head of Unit, International Issues, DG EMPL, European Commission
• Philipp DUPUIS, Deputy Head of Unit, DG TRADE, Multilateral Trade and Sustainable Development Policy, Green Deal, Conflict Minerals Unit, European Commission
• Roberto Francisco GERHARD TUMA, Director General, Research and Statistics, Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare, Mexico
• Tuan LUU QUANG, Deputy Director General, MOLISA, IInstitute of Labour Science and Social Affairs, Viet Nam
• Question and Answer

Oct 5, 2021 02:00 PM in Zurich

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