In Conditions of Freedom and Dignity: Decent Work for Tomorrow's Workers

Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Temple University, Mitten Hall 1913 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

The 26th session of the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC) was held in Mitten Hall of Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in 1944. On May 17 of the same year, the Declaration of Philadelphia was signed in the Oval Office of the White House in the presence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The Declaration sets out the key principles for the ILO’s work after the end of World War II. These include that “labour is not a commodity”, and that “all human beings, irrespective of race, creed or sex, have the right to pursue both their material well-being and their spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity, of economic security and equal opportunity“.

About the event

This High-Level Commemorative Event will bring together key political people, academics, practioners and civil society to Mitten Hall at Temple University. The event will start with opening remarks by Richard M. Englert, President of Temple University and Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia, followed by a moderated inter-active discussion, with a media personality as moderator, that explores the policies needed to ensure productive employment in today’s changing world of work.

Agenda


3:30pm - REGISTER AND REFRESHMENTS


4:00pm - OPENING
Mr. Richard M. Englert – President, Temple University
Mr. Jim Kenney – Mayor of Philadelphia

4:10pm - KEYNOTE: THE DIGNITY OF WORK THAT DRIVES GROWTH
Senator Robert P. Casey – Pennsylvania (TBC)

4:40pm - DECENT WORK FOR ALL WOMEN AND MEN: EFFECTIVE POLICIES AND CRITICAL INVESTMENTS
Moderator: Mr. Jake Tapper – CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, CNN (TBC)
• Ms. Martha Newton – Deputy Under-Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Dept of Labor
• Mr. Greg Vines – Deputy Director-General, Management and Reform, International Labour Organization (ILO)
• Mr. Kelly Ross – Deputy Director, Policy, AFL – CIO
• Ms. Ronnie Goldberg – Senior Counsel, United States Council for International Business

5:40pm - FIRST REPONDENTS – Q&A

6:00pm - CLOSING REMARKS

  

Categories
Topic: 
Business and Commerce