Now the People — From the Crisis to Global Justice

One thousand delegates representing 176 million members from 155 countries and territories will take part in the Second World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). They will deal with issues related to labour’s demands for restructuring and reform of the global economy with an emphasis on workers’ rights, migrant workers, climate change and HIV-AIDS.

Speakers and panelists expected at the Congress include Juan Somavia, director general of the International Labour Organization, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organization, and Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

A number of labour leaders involved in the June 2010 ITUC Congress will also participate at meetings with G8 and G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. political leaders in Ontario immediately following the ITUC event.

OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE
Monday 21 June at 8:30am
Vancouver Convention Centre – Ballroom A, 1st floor
With: ITUC General Secretary Guy Ryder, ITUC President Sharan Burrow, Canadian Labour Congress President Ken Georgetti

For more information, please contact the ITUC Press Department on: +32 2 224 0204 or +32 476 621