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Friday, March 25 from 8:30-10:00am
Creating Good Jobs for the Americas:
*** 11:30am to 1:00pm in Uruguay ***
Business and Government Perspectives
Amb. John Maisto,
U.S. National Summit Coordinator
Jane Richards, Bureau
of International Labor Affairs,
U.S. Department of Labor
Adam Greene, Vice President,
Labor Affairs & Corporate Responsibility,
U.S. Council for International Business
Job creation is the
focus for this year's Summit of the Americas, to be held
in Argentina in November 2005. Governments have agreed with
the host government’s proposal to focus on job creation
in light of the historic opportunity for our region. In
2004, economic growth was the highest in a quarter century;
the challenge now is to sustain that growth and to ensure
that the benefits of growth reach all segments of our societies.
At the Summit of the Americas, the democratic
leaders of our hemisphere will share ideas on how to meet
this challenge. Leaders will consider tangible, specific
commitments to combat poverty, improve education and training
services, protect fundamental labor rights, and meet other
important goals. Civil society consultations play an important
role in developing these commitments.
In November 2004, the Summit of the Americas
in Focus series focused on job creation from the perspectives
of labor unions and international organizations. This time,
the series will look at the views of employers and governments,
and how civil society organizations can best contribute
to this discussion. U.S. National Summit Coordinator Amb.
Maisto will also report on the recent preparations for the
Summit of the Americas and on the road ahead.
The Summit of the Americas In Focus is a
bi-monthly series intended to provide a space for civil
society organizations to engage U.S. Government officials
on the range of topics covered by the Summit of the Americas,
on implementation of Summit commitments, and on priorities
for future Summits of the Americas.
This month's Summit in Focus event will
be presented live over the Internet. Overseas participants will be able to watch real time video of the event online and submit questions to the panelists from any computer connected to the Internet and equipped with Windows Media Player.