Trade Unions Virtual Event at the HLPF 2022 July 11, 8-9am NY time

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the organiser of this event.
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
Contact details: [email protected]
The event will be broadcasted here: https://www.facebook.com/TUDCN.RSCD

A New Social Contract for a gender-transformative agenda

The 2022 HLPF will take place in a context of multiple crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of conflicts, growing poverty and inequality, and a worsening climate crisis. All these elements resulted in a dramatic backlash of progress on the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. , including the goals under review at HLPF 2022: the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 20 years of education gains (SDG 4) and exacerbated the unequal position of women including in the labour market (SDG 5); at the same time, the pandemic showed that, by threatening biodiversity, humanity threatens its own survival (SDG 14 and 15).

Given this framework, the HLPF 2022 must provide clear guidance on policy priorities to accelerate action on the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. .

Key answers to reverse the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. trend come from SDG 8 with its targets on full and productive employment and decent work. By including aspects connected to economic performance, labour market output and outcomes, labour rights and environmental preservation, SDG 8 provides a strong leverage for other goals, including the goals under review this year. For example, through child labour eradication , Goal 8 contributes to ensure education for all, and by calling for higher levels of productivity SDG 8 supports broader lifelong learning policies (SDG 4). Aiming at “decent work for all and equal pay for work of equal value”, SDG 8 contributes to gender equality (SDG 5). And by calling for “decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation”, SDG 8 sustains progress towards SDG 14 and 15.

This is why trade unions call for a gender transformative New Social Contract rooted on SDG 8 , and support the vision of the UN Secretary General’s Report “Our Common Agenda” and the ” UN Global Accelerator for Jobs and Social Protection”.

The purpose of the event organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is to put forward key policy recommendations , in order to accelerate action on the overall 2030 Agenda.

AGENDA

Panel 1: Policy priorities to advance progress towards a gender transformative New Social Contract
-  Zingiswa Losi, President COSATU South Africa
-  Susan Hopgood, President, Education International

Panel 2: The role of the UN and Member States in carrying out a New Social Contract
-  Beate Andrees, Special Representative to the UN and Director of the ILO Office for the United Nations:
-  Flor de Lis Vásquez, Counselor, Permanent Misson of Mexico to the United Nations

Debate moderated by Paola Simonetti, Director Equality Department, ITUC