Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relations with the United Nations
The "Civil Society Forum to the ECOSOC High-Level Segment on Employment and Decent Work" was held at the International Labour Organization Headquarters (ILO).
The aim of the Forum was to allow NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC and other relevant Civil Society Organizations to make the best possible impact on the dignitaries' deliberations (High-level Segment, 3-5 July, Geneva) on the issues of employment and decent work.
Among the keynote speakers were Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, Ali Hachani, President of ECOSOC, Sergei Orkhonikidze, Director General UNOG, Walter Hofer, Deputy Director the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation as well as Laurent Walpen, Head, Geneva international for the Republic and State of Geneva.
The various sessions of the Forum focused on:
Interpretation from and to English, French and Spanish.