EU-Africa Summit (October 2007) - Decent work at the heart of the EU‐Africa Strategy - Trade Union statement

"Putting Decent Work at the Heart of the Joint EU-Africa Strategy"

The unions affiliated to the ITUC and the ETUC welcome the fact that the Heads of
State and Government of both continents have agreed to the principle of a Joint EUAfrica
Strategy reflecting the needs and aspirations of the peoples of Europe and
Africa. We welcome the determination of the European Union to move from the former
relationship of donors and beneficiaries to a genuine partnership between equal
partners. Despite its failings the Euromed partnership is a first example. We also
support the central position to be given to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs MDGs The Millennium Development Goals are eight international development goals that were officially establishing following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. All 193 United Nations member states have agreed to achieve these goals by 2015. The ITUC advocates for the inclusion of Decent Work and Social Protection in the new development framework. )
within the Joint Strategy and are convinced that this partnership should be able to
help the African countries achieve those objectives...

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Putting Decent Work at the Heart of the Joint EU-Africa Strategy