SER Curaçao Leads AICESIS
Charting New Horizons for 2023-2025
Willemstad, Nov. 10, 2023 – In a landmark development for global economic and social dialogue, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao has taken the helm of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) as its president, effective Nov. 1, 2023. This tenure, extending until Oct. 31, 2025, represents a pivotal juncture for SER and a significant achievement for the Latin America and Caribbean region.
The transition to this leadership role, guided by Article 8(1) of the AICESIS Charter, reflects the rotational nature of this pivotal position across diverse geographic regions, as stipulated in Article 7(3). The Curaçao ESC’s ascension to presidency, ratified at the AICESIS General Assembly in Moscow on November 1, 2023, signifies the trust and esteem bestowed upon the ESC by fellow association members.
Embarking on its presidency, SER Curaçao has unveiled an ambitious Roadmap Presidency 2023-2025 CUR” dedicated to fostering broad, inclusive prosperity. This forward-thinking strategy is intricately aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing the necessity for a tailored, decentralized approach. This strategy acknowledges the distinct challenges and prospects unique to AICESIS’s four geographic regions.
A comprehensive visual blueprint of this roadmap was presented to the AICESIS General Assembly and Board, meticulously outlining strategic objectives and action plans for the ensuing two years. Through this initiative, the Curaçao ESC reaffirms its commitment to enhancing global dialogue, consultation, and the fortification of participatory democracy.
In addition, as president, SER Curaçao will act as a cohesive voice on international stages, including the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This role involves ensuring the perspectives and insights of AICESIS members are integrally represented in worldwide discussions.
This leadership appointment underlines SER Curaçao’s dedication to advancing global prosperity and socio-economic development, adhering to the core tenets of the United Nations and the internationally recognized labor standards set by the ILO. For the full acceptance speech, please click here. (French version)