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  • IOE supports the #FairSharetoEndChildLabour campaign and will be part of today’s global launch at 16:15 (CET). @robsuarezsantos will voice the #privatesector’s commitment to push for a breakthrough in efforts to eliminate #ChildLabour. Register here ➡️ https://t.co/ImAt9LGdN8

  • How can #businesses & governments collaborate concretely in key solutions to recover from #COVID19 on the ground? At the #GFMD13, a set of regional dialogues bring together @GFMD_Business delegates & government representatives from Africa, Asia-Pacific & the Middle East. https://t.co/hMBRpMZu3w

  • 📅 Tomorrow marks the launch of @ilo's #EndChildLabour2021 initiative! 📃IOE will present a concrete, action-oriented pledge to eliminate #ChildLabour during the event that will also feature addresses from ILO’s DG @GuyRyder, @unicefchief and Nobel Peace Laureate @k_satyarthi. https://t.co/K42JusVeGv

  • IOE is delighted to take part in @ilo's #EndChildLabour2021 initiative on the occasion of the International Year for the Elimination of #ChildLabour. 🚀 Join the launch of this great initiative on Thursday, 21 January at 15:00 CET ❗️ ▶️ https://t.co/hnV1HtUmMU #voiceofbusiness https://t.co/RUcbyE3Jwo

  • Only 1⃣ week until the winner of this year's IOE-@Seedstars #MigrationChallenge is announced! The 1⃣8⃣ most innovative tech start-ups from around the world will compete at the @GFMDprocess #GFMD13 Summit 👉 https://t.co/i65lrekMc2 https://t.co/fdLYy7Jt1A

  • IOE to bring the #voiceofbusiness to this important event on Thursday 21 January 👇 Join us! https://t.co/47HpKOnfQM https://t.co/VtxXqBtU0I

  • "IOE is strongly committed to supporting govts' & other actors in the #MENA region in their efforts to help #employers & #migrantworkers most affected by #COVID19", says IOE SG @robsuarezsantos, who thanks @SwedeninUAE for organising an insightful parallel exchange at the #GFMD13 https://t.co/kHVAPkKaI5

  • 3/"Let's not 'waste this crisis' and what it has taught us about the need to act urgently and together! These next seven days, instead of beginning with our differences, or assuming we will only disagree, let's start with the many and wide areas that we actually agree on" #GFMD13

  • 2/"Global #skills partnerships between #employers & govts' are key. Our representative & independent #business organisations of more than 50 million companies in nearly 150 countries have a strong convening power to help change the narrative": @robsuarezsantos at #GFMD13 opening https://t.co/sRBNzXfmd4

  • 1/"We need to build further the positive 'skills case' for #labourmigration. The current crisis may well change the migration landscape in some ways, but it will not close the #skills gaps. Help us to help you", says IOE SG @robsuarezsantos at the #GFMD13 opening #voiceofbusiness https://t.co/sY5hcLtAGG

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    📢The 13th GFMD Summit begins today, and will feature 34 individual events and speakers from across the globe. This Summit will bring together governments, business, civil society, international organisations, and local administrations. Tune in! #GFMD13 #GFMDUAE https://t.co/NUEJpyOrPS

  • ❗️ The @GFMD_business delegation is ready for the #GFMD13 Summit starting today, where governments, #business, civil society, mayors & local authorities gather to discuss #migration & #development challenges that lie ahead & a roadmap for #recovery 📡Stay tuned as we live tweet! https://t.co/Y5Ppy7dyK4

  • 🎉 With 99 applications, this year's @ioevoice-@Seedstars #MigrationChallenge proved to be even more competitive! 📅 On 22 January, the finalists will pitch virtually at the #GFMD13 Summit to win the top prize! Find out who they are here ⬇️ https://t.co/i65lrekMc2

  • ✈️ When effective #socialdialogue borne fruit: Colombian aviation company Avianca signs new collective agreements with the company unions 👉 https://t.co/NiisETau60 📰 Read further insights on #industrialrelations & #labourlaw developments in IOE-@WECglobal's newsletter! https://t.co/2iR23qEynb

  • 🚀 Innovations were essential to developing #COVID19 vaccines. What if #startups held the keys to facing other global challenges? IOE-@Seedstars #MigrationChallenge aims at showcasing their importance for #migration issues. Read more in our blog ⬇️ https://t.co/2JhuLOzwpY https://t.co/w4MyIiRuwV

  • 🚩 2️⃣ September 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ was a milestone for IOE as we hosted a landmark #IOE100 event and launched our Centenary Manifesto in the presence of @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres and @ilo's Director-General @GuyRyder. Relive it here ⬇️ https://t.co/LEvOxRpcpl

  • 🧐 What if #technology solutions were available to help solve all sorts of social challenges? As 2021 unfolds, this is exactly what IOE & @Seedstars are doing in the #labourmigration field through the #MigrationChallenge competition ⬇️ https://t.co/7RcGAFNogy https://t.co/95bvntTCWl

  • 🦠 In the era of #COVID19, health and safety at work took on a broader dimension. ✅ What are the 8 top #skills needed to ensure a safe working environment while living with the health and #mentalhealth risks? Read @AkustinaM's insights in our blog ⬇️ https://t.co/fCiAVas0vr

  • Did you know 1 in 4 people can experience a #mentalhealth problem? Tackling the stigma of mental health at work is key as we navigate the #COVID19 challenges. Read our blog ⬇️ https://t.co/Kx2r3wYN9M

  • How did businesses adapt to handle the impact of #COVID19? A recent ACT/EMP (@ilo) survey shows 78% of enterprises changed #business operations or turned to service delivery. Read more about other key findings in IOE-@WECglobal’s specialised newsletter ➡️ https://t.co/YXBhZt3lkg https://t.co/4F3ADFuD8u

  • 🎊 Happy New Year to our Members & Partners! We're starting 2021 with an #IOE100 #throwback! Read IOE’s history spotlighting our evolution into an international institution that brings the powerful & balanced #voiceofbusiness to global decision-making ▶️ https://t.co/Gl8DdU8CiQ https://t.co/AxpuQNcW0b

  • Retweeted by IOE

    If you missed out the last joint WEC-@ioevoice newsletter of 2020, there is still time to catch up! And if you never want to miss one, just sign up to receive it directly in your mailbox. https://t.co/0k7aBf0T3k

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    📢📢Registration for the online #GFMD13 Summit is now open! 👉More information on: https://t.co/3jDt1Wssut https://t.co/4K6h8oOcUh

  • In 2020, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) celebrated 💯 years of existence and #business action. As our Centenary year comes to an end, take a tour through our history 👉 https://t.co/Nl7ftdy4Ge #IOE100 #voiceofbusiness #employers

  • #COVID19 has been harsher and deadlier on #migrants performing the many services considered "essential". On 18 December, the world marked International #MigrantsDay. Read our joint statement with @BWIglobal ⬇️ https://t.co/HqDYiH14Ez

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