8 October 2019

8 October 2019

Programme

The opening of the conference by Han Busker, President of FNV, will be followed by two plenary sessions and two rounds of break-out sessions, offering you a choice from many inspiring and noteworthy examples from various sectors and countries. Representatives from the world of science, governments, NGO’s, companies and trade unions will give lectures and participate in the discussion panels and break-out sessions. Keynote speaker is Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, founder of Number 5 Foundation. The facilitator of the conference is Alette van Leur, Director of the Sectoral Policies Department at the ILO in Geneva.

8 October 2019 – Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Facilitator: Alette van Leur, Director of the Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR) at the ILO in Geneva
Language: English (Spanish translation)

10.00-10.10
Welcome and opening Han Busker, president FNV

10.10-11.45
Morning session

Keynote: Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, founder of Number 5 Foundation

Introduction and definition of SD by Alette van Leur, Director of the Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR) at the ILO in Geneva.

How SD contributes to development by Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon of Nigeria, ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa

Panel on WHY social dialogue is necessary for development

With:

  • Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Hon. Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ghana
  • Mrs Jyoti Macwan, General Secretary at Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India
  • Mrs Paola Simonetti, Deputy Director of the ITUC Economic and Social Policy department and coordinator of ITUC’s Trade Union Development Coordination Network
  • Mr Peter Bongaerts, director, Dutch Employers Cooperation Programme (DECP)
  • Mr Alejandro Arrieta, manager of legal and corporate affairs at the company Camposol, Peru

12.00-14.15
First round of break-out sessions and lunchbreak

14.15-15.00
Afternoon session

Presentation and debate on HOW to build effective social dialogue

Presentation by David Vermijs, Senior Advisor at Shift, on respecting trade union rights in value chains. Practical approaches for business.

Panel:

  • Marcela Manubens, Global VP for Integrated Social Sustainability at Unilever
  • Fabio Enrique González, Manager of Palmas del Cesar Colombia
  • Catelene Passchier, elected President of the Workers’ Group of the ILO and advisor to the FNV
  • Kan Matsuzaki Director ICT, E&E, Shipbuilding and Shipbreaking at IndustriALL Global Union.

15.15-16.30
Second round of break-out sessions

16.30–17.30
Closing and drinks

Break-out sessions

How to promote SD in the supply chain – palm oil sector
Social dialogue in the supply chain: shipbreaking India
Inclusive social dialogue for informal workers
SD in the 21st century global garment industry