South-South cooperation

Brazil-ILO Annual Review Meeting 2014

Representatives from the Brazilian Government and workers' and employers' organizations will present, analyse and debate ongoing cooperation activities within the partnership with the ILO for the promotion of the Decent Work Agenda.

Brazil has been a pioneer in the development of South-South and triangular cooperation, and has always advocated a strong partnernship with the ILO for the promotion of the four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda.

The first Brazil-ILO agreement on South-South Cooperation was signed in 1987. The most recent and overarching agreement, signed in June 2009 is the “Complementary Agreement on Technical Cooperation with Latin American and African countries for the implementation of the ILO-Brazil Partnership Programme for the Promotion of South-South cooperation”.

This partnership has generated many positive results and its successes have benefited millions of people. Moreover, all the good practices that were developed and the lessons learned constitute a vast and valuable collection of knowledge which is relevant to deepen the cooperation with other development partners.

Participants will include H.E. Mr. Manoel Dias, Minister of Labour and Employment; H.E. Ambassador Regina Dunlop, Permanent Representative of Brazil to UNOG; Mr. Alexandre Furlan, Vice-President of the CNI - National Confederation of Industry; Mr. Antônio Lisboa, Executive Director of CUT – Central Workers Union; Ms. Elizabeth Tinoco, ILO Regional Director for the Americas; Ms. Paula Montagner, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Development; Mr. Paulo Sérgio de Almeida, Secretary of Labour Inspection, Ministry of Labour and Employment; and Mr. André Cavalcanti, Director of Training and Culture, National Association of Judges of Labour Law (ANAMATRA).