Trade Union Focus on Development
Issue no. 33, January/February 2013
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Focus
Trade Union meeting ahead of the 3rd meeting of the High Level Panel on Post 2015 Development, 28-30 January, Monrovia, Liberia
Civil Society Organizations met from 28-30 January in Monrovia, Liberia ahead of the 3rd meeting of the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development (HLP). The ITUC was part of a small trade union delegation, which included representatives from the East African Trade Union Confederation (EATUC), the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and Education International (EI).
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Policies
First meeting of the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
The Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (post Busan process) met for the first time in London on December 5-6 2012.
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 Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade held January 16-17 at the OECD Center
The event itself was comprised of trade ministers, senior civil servants, academics, think tanks and a few members of civil society and was for the most part an echo chamber to discuss the success of aid for trade.
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News from the network
TUDCN General Meeting Paris 14-15 November 2012 - Report
Over 40 representatives of trade unions and solidarity support organisations gathered on the 14th and 15th of November 2012 in Paris to discuss the future of the Trade Union Development Cooperation Network, which is entering its third phase with new funding from the European Commission foreseen to start next year which will enable the network not only to continue, but expand the scope of its work. The participants reflected on the results of the network’s activities over the last years and discussed the plans for engagement and possible structural adjustments.
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CUT creates Institute of Cooperation
CUT officially launched the Institute of Cooperation on December. The Institute’s objectives, based on resolutions from the last CUT National Congress and guidelines from CUT’s Strategic Planning unit and Department of International Relations, include the promotion and coordination of projects in partnership with trade union bodies from other countries, in particular from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.
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CGTM-Mauritania is developing its strategic plan
During its last meeting held on Wednesday 9 January 2013, the Executive Committee of the General Confederation of Mauritanian Workers (CGTM) appointed three of its members, namely, BA Aly Moctar Head of the “Education and training” department; NIANG Mamoudou, Head of “External Relations, Cooperation and Migration” and Mohamed Lehbib CHERIF Head of the “Social Affairs” department to draft a strategic planning document which will be the subject of in-depth discussions during a validation workshop on the 17, 18 and 19 of January bringing together members from the CGTM national office from Nouakchott and the neighbouring regions.
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Sri Lanka: a worker center offers a model for aiding migrant workers
The Migrant Services Center, a Solidarity Center partner, is assisting migrant workers and their families in Sri Lanka while championing structural change through the legislative and governmental processes.
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Seminar “The European future of development cooperation (2014-2020) - the European Parliament decides”
The Seminar took place in Aranjuez on the 2 and 3 December 2012. Its objective was to hold discussions on the new Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) within the framework of the Union’s Cooperation policy.
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The Conferences on development in France
The Conferences on development and international solidarity stem from a commitment made by the President of the Republic during the presidential electoral campaign. Their objective is a wide-ranging debate on French development policy.
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News from the platforms

All you want to know about the post-2015 development agenda
In 2015 Millennium Development Goals will expire. UN has launched a process of elaborating the post-2015 development framework that will replace the MDGs. The new framework is likely to be a new set of development goals, but their focus, scope and accountability mechanisms are still to be defined. UN, as well as some of the governments and CSO platforms will organise wide range of consultations that will feed in various ways into the official process, leading to the UN MDG Summit in September 2013.
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In this Issue

Focus
- Trade Union meeting ahead of the 3rd meeting of the High Level Panel on Post 2015 Development, 28-30 January, Monrovia, Liberia
 
Policies
- First meeting of the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
- Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade held January 16-17 at the OECD Center

News from the network
- TUDCN General Meeting Paris 14-15 November 2012 - Report
- CUT creates Institute of Cooperation
- CGTM-Mauritania is developing its strategic plan
- Sri Lanka: a worker center offers a model for aiding migrant workers
- Seminar “The European future of development cooperation (2014-2020) - the European Parliament decides”
- The Conferences on development in France

News from the platforms
- All you want to know about the post-2015 development agenda

TU DPD

Upcoming events


Inequalities Consultation High-level Leadership meeting
19/20 February, Copenhagen, Denmark

Post-2015 High Level Panel Meeting “Global Partnerships”
25/27 March, Bali, Indonesia


OECD Global Forum on Development
4/5 April, Paris, France


Nordic Dutch SSO GUF ITUC meeting
15/17 April, Slangerup, Denmark

TUDCN General Meeting
17/19 April, Slangerup, Denmark


UNCTAD Public Symposium. The economic dimension of the post-2015 development agenda : in search of a new approach
24/25 June, Geneva, Switzerland

Publications

A Feminist Perspective On The Busan 4th High Level Forum On Aid Effectiveness And Its Outcomes
AWID
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Investing in the Business of Development: Bilateral Donor Approaches to Engaging the Private Sector
Shannon Kindornay (North-South Institute) / Fraser Reilly-King ( Canadian Council for International Co-operation)
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How do we help? The free market in development Aid
Patrick Develtere
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IFC jobs study - Assessing private sector contributions to job creation and poverty reduction

IFC
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The Architecture of Development Assistance
OECD
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Commission Document on Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) in Europe
European Commission
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