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    Great meeting with #socialpartners in Trinidad and Tobago on how to address the impact of #COVID19. Thank you Vanessa Phala and @ecatt for the invitation. Social partners have a key role to play in minimising the impact of the pandemic. @ioevoice @ilo https://t.co/oRuGqYjGOh

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    #B20PreSummit - Panel 5 | @EKiresepi, Co-Chair of #B20FutureofWorkandEducation mapped out the formula to ensure more women rise in the workplace. He said, "We must remove the cultural & economic barriers to women's employment and ensure they have access to higher education." https://t.co/2intCCNoBu

  • At the #B20PreSummit, IOE President and @b20 #futureofwork taskforce Co-Chair @EKiresepi highlights promoting diverse forms of work, #female employment, sustainable #socialprotection systems, high-quality #education & #training, and #entrepreneurship & #innovation as priorities https://t.co/iz29B9E7ps

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    📺 For today's episode of EUROMED Migration Talks I had the pleasure to interview Ronnie Goldberg, Senior Counsel at @USCIB Chair of @ioevoice and representative for @GFMD_Business. We discussed global #labourmigration & the effects of #COVID19 👇 https://t.co/88TPJQ4XKy

  • "Robust #socialprotection schemes & formalising the #informal sector, making sure global #youth is much more involved and integrated, need to become a reality now to create a sustainable #recovery & a successful #DecadeofAction": @robsuarezsantos #DecentJobs #SDGActionZone #UNGA https://t.co/3f7FBHRJ8V

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    #B20PreSummit | #B20SaudiArabia launches the second day of the Pre-summit under the theme of “Shaping a More Inclusive World”. Today's event will feature more global leaders and dynamic sessions to discuss #B20 Taskforce and Action Council policy recommendations to the @g20org. https://t.co/6rpPZyo67R

  • The 2020 @globalcompact #SDG Business Forum is on! IOE is bringing the voice of micro, small & medium enterprises to #UNGA tomorrow, 23 September at 11:00 (EDT). Join our session "Untapping the potential of #MSMEs to achieve #Agenda2030"➡️https://t.co/dMu2IqOhlW #UnitingBusiness

  • "The future of social protection schemes cannot be dissociated from #labourmarket #recovery and the need to create a conducive environment for #jobcreation", concludes @robsuarezsantos at high-level meeting on #socialprotection for all https://t.co/6NmyIoWe8p

  • "Political will, #sustainability & #efficiency are the key ingredients to create the social protection systems we want in the future. IOE is fully committed to working with social partners in this endeavour", says @robsuarezsantos at high-level event on #socialprotection for all https://t.co/lJLlIh7Okj

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    “When we act together to change policies, things change.” - @robsuarezsantos, SG of @ioevoice, highlights that sustainable development progress can be made when workers, employers and governments join forces, like they do at the @ilo #UnitingBusiness #UNGA #BetterFutureofWork https://t.co/XSiY6W99Ct

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    Today at #UN @ioevoice pleased to have been a partner on https://t.co/H1Tt7Yd8yy also today @robsuarezsantos will be speaking at the opening day of #UnitingBusiness Global Leaders Roundtables: High- Level Dialogues on the #UN75 12:30 EDT @globalcompact

  • #Throwback to our Centenary Summit #IOE100 on the #business contribution to achieving a #multilateralism reset The #privatesector looks forward to the 2nd week of #UNGA #UN75 debates & celebrations! 📹 Full Summit: https://t.co/Saa7wAs3Tq 📸 All photos: https://t.co/TNboMfif3p

  • We are pleased the voice of business is part of the #UN75 report. We will work w/ @UN to respond to the aspirations & bring the power of the #privatesector to meet the moment & #BuildBackBetter, responding to the call of UN Chief @AntonioGuterres🇺🇳 ➡️ https://t.co/hNTwypdIzE

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    Building alliances to end child labour - Register now for joint digital event by @ioevoice IOE and @k_satyarthi Children's Foundation on 24 September at 14:00-15:30 (CEST). REGISTER HERE: https://t.co/ddebFA2g7P @KSCFIndia

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    Schibsted CEO @skogenlund @epic2030 #EqualPay event: There is a need to coordinate better among employers, govts and others to increase awareness, address the traditional role of women in society, burden sharing. Bold moves, incentives and 'nudging' diversity needed @ioevoice https://t.co/nafQEuZYiJ

  • On #EqualPayDay, IOE Secretary-General @robsuarezsantos stands with @epic2030 and highlights the need for a conducive environment for #sustainable #enterprises with women #entrepreneurs to do #business & use #digitalisation as a tool to integrate more #women in the #workforce https://t.co/oiSFpPIADH

  • 152 million children were working in child labour before #COVID19 and continue to rise. Join us on building alliances to eradicate child labour w/ @k_satyarthi, @robsuarezsantos, Martha Newton, @WiltonBrent, @Jacquelinemugo2 & @richardkooloos Register⬇️https://t.co/dSQK7ZkiAH

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    1/2 Decent work is a driver of sustainable development & this discussion will focus on experiences & policy priorities for formulating Just Transition strategies that can deliver improved livelihoods @ILO #SDGActionZone #UNGA 🗓️22 Sept - 9:00 EST ➡️https://t.co/O7bsKmK8lL https://t.co/HWFaYPcDPm

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    #B20GlobalDialogue - Germany | #B20FutureofWorkandEducation Co-Chair, Renate Hornung-Draus, joined the @Der_BDI members today to share the Taskforce agenda and policy recommendations to boost the employability of future generations. https://t.co/74o7XQKl22

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    #B20GlobalDialogue - France | Thank you to our esteemed speakers and business leaders for participating at the #B20 joint virtual event with @medef yesterday. Discussions ranged across several #B20SaudiArabia Taskforce priority areas and resulted in a productive session. https://t.co/5IMv5NVIWD

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    #B20GlobalDialogue - France | The #B20FutureofWorkandEducation Co-Chair - @Ekiresepi presented the Taskforce policy recommendations and discussed public-private collaborative action needed for a safe return to work at the joint virtual event with @medef. https://t.co/IvtHcLtm1H

  • 2/Priorities include a safe #returntowork in a more #resilient #labourmarket; enabling #SMEs & #entrepreneurs, and boosting #employability through transformed #education & #lifelonglearning. Further collaboration w/govts & #privatesector will be key for #recovery and beyond! @b20 https://t.co/IcPx3Y8GVZ

  • 1/IOE President @EKiresepi presents policy recommendations of the @b20 #FutureofWork & #Education Taskforce. With #COVID19, these are more relevant & pressing than ever, and we need to accelerate the necessary reforms! @MEDEF_I @medef https://t.co/oiFGKVJn6B

  • Retweeted by IOE

    Key takeaways from @USCIB @IOE #multilateralismmatters2biz ✅Increase transparency & accountability on #SDGs ✅Build trust between @UN & businesses ✅Move to sustainable business practices ✅Build mechanisms to deliver solutions at speed & scale ✅Engage businesses of all sizes https://t.co/y9ddVt7kiS

  • [email protected] President P. Robinson @USCIB_CEO concludes our #multilateralismmatters2biz event: Inclusive #multilateralism must apply a collaborative, all hands-on deck approach that covers #COVID19 response and a just & #sustainablerecovery #UNGA #UNGa75 @USCIBKennedy @smgthink https://t.co/SqDN2VB8Q1

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"I am pleased to lead IOE as the voice of business in social and employment policy discussions at the ILO and other global forums. Our purpose is to ensure that these policies foster an enabling environment for business and play a key role in wealth and job creation. 2020 is an extraordinary year as we celebrate our Centenary and reaffirm our global role. Please join us as we build IOE's future together."

Erol Kiresepi, IOE President



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