IBON International, an organization that promotes human rights and democracy, and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are organizing a Roundtable Discussion on Equity and Sustainability to be held today, March 23, in New York.
This event gathers representatives from civil society and governments, and experts from agencies like UN DESA (Department of Social and Economic Affairs), UNEP, UNCTAD (Conference on Trade and Development), and UNDP (UN Development Programme) to discuss the necessity of equity, fairness and justice in sustainable development, and the priority measures to be promoted to ensure equity within and between countries, and between generations.
IBON and ITUC organize this event during the negotiations in the hopes of influencing the final outcome document for Rio+20.
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The International Labour Organization (ILO) organizes the International Labour Conference (ILC) annually. Among other agenda items, general discussion at the 102nd session will take place on "Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs
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The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe