NEW YORK, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the second week of 77th A session of the United Nations General Assembly began, the United States Council of International Business (USCIB) joined with partners, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE), held a Global Business Town Hall on 21 September. The Town Hall tackled some of the urgent priorities set out in the UN Secretary General’s report Our Common Agendawhich seeks to foster a human-centered recovery for the global workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The panels focused on four key areas from Our Common Agendaincluding resetting the multilateral system, rethinking education to close the skills gap, reforming the global response to future health crises, and strengthening human rights through the role of governance and the rule of law.
“Business is a full partner and, together, we have the ability to respond to these major global challenges,” said USCIB’s President and CEO. Peter M. Robin during his closing remarks.
Other high-level speakers and panelists included the Director-General-Elect of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Gilbert HoungboUnited Nations DESA Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development Navid HanifSecretary General of the IOE Roberto Suarez SantosPresident of the United Nations Human Rights Council Federico Villegasand SHRM Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary Emily M. Dickenswho was the keynote speaker.
“The report states that we are really at an inflection point in history,” Dickens told the audience of more than 300 attendees, which consisted of business representatives and UN officials. “I promise you today that this inflection point is nowhere else as it is in the workplace—the place where people spend most of their time, the mechanism that allows people to take care of themselves and their families , the incubator of that innovation. affect how well we live.”
This town hall was the second in a series, following one organized by USCIB, SHRM and IOE during the UN High Level Political Forum in July.
About USCIB: USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development, and corporate responsibility, supported by international participation and regulatory coherence. Its members include US-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. USCIB is the US affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Organization of Employers (IOE) and OECD Business. More at www.uscib.org.
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