Regional Consultation on Financing Sustainable Development
ESCAP Regional Consultation held in Jakarta, April 2015
The ESCAP ( UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) held a regional consultation on Financing Sustainable Development(FSD). The Global Framework for the FSD will be adopted in July as the Addis Ababa Accord (AA Accord) that will be part of contributions to the UN post- Millennium Goals.
The ambition of the AA Accord is to eradicate poverty and hunger, to achieve equitable and sustainable development… committing to ensure gender equality and promote and protect all human rights … where all people are able to raise their standards of living through decent work and productive livelihood…”
Noriyuki Suzuki, ITUC-Asia Pacific General Secretary, attended the conference on behalf f of the ITUC, and stressed the importance on public investment on social safety nets and building faire taxation systems. Declining labour share and widening income disparity are common concern among social partners. Strong labour market institutions are key factor to redress inequality and to achieve sustainable development.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the main international trade union organisation, representing the interests of working people worldwide.