SER Curaçao joins the Global Deal Initiative
Strengthening of social dialogue needed to meet major challenges
WILLEMSTAD, May 11, 2022 – Early this month, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao officially became a partner of the Global Deal, a multi-stakeholder initiative for social dialogue and inclusive growth – a global partnership of governments, businesses, employer organizations, trade unions, civil society and other organizations. Established by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), among others, the Global Deal aims to jointly address global labor market challenges and enable as many people as possible to benefit from globalization. The partnership aligns with Goal 17 (“Partnerships for the Goals”) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). It is also a concrete contribution to several other goals, notably SDG 8 on “decent work and inclusive growth” and SDG 10 on “reducing inequality within and between countries.”
As permanent advisory body of the Government and the Parliament of Curaçao, composed of employer and employee representatives and independent experts, the SER of Curaçao aims to benefit as much as possible from the Global Deal partnership by contributing to an international platform that highlights the value of social dialogue and strengthens existing cooperation structures. The Global Deal offers the SER of Curaçao a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices with governments and organizations worldwide. This is of great importance for the advisory work of the SER.
More information on the partnership can be found on the website of the Global Deal under the heading:
News release: The Economic and Social Council of the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao joins the Global Deal partnership – OECD
And also on the SER website: www.ser.cw