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The SER of Curaçao Charts Course for “Broad and Inclusive Growth”: AICESIS Members Surveyed in Global Roadmap Effort

The SER of Curaçao Charts Course for “Broad and Inclusive Growth”: AICESIS Members Surveyed in Global Roadmap Effort

Willemstad, Curaçao – February 8, 2024 – In a bold move for international social and economic cooperation on an institutional level, the Social Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, currently holding the presidency of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS), has launched a groundbreaking initiative: the “Curaçao Presidency Roadmap Questionnaire.”

Hague students dive into SER Curaçao’s policy insights

Hague students dive into SER Curaçao’s policy insights

Willemstad, January 18, 2023 – A group of ambitious third-year students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, along with their instructors, were recently welcomed at the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao.

AICESIS permanent representative to UN visits SER Curaçao

AICESIS permanent representative to UN visits SER Curaçao

Willemstad, January 12, 2024 – Dr. Hanifa D. Mezoui, the Permanent Representative of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) with observer status at the United Nations Social and Economic Council (ECOSOC) in New York, paid a courtesy visit to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao on Friday, January 12, 2024.

SER delivers crucial advice for air quality in Curaçao

SER delivers crucial advice for air quality in Curaçao

Willemstad, December 12, 2023 – In a crucial step towards improving Curaçao’s air quality, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao has delivered an in-depth opinion on the new air quality draft legislation.

SER Curaçao Leads AICESIS

SER Curaçao Leads AICESIS

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.

Constructive dialogue between SER and ILO

Constructive dialogue between SER and ILO

Willemstad, November 3, 2023 – A technical meeting between official representatives of the Social Economic Council (SER) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Caribbean took place last Friday morning.

SER Curaçao raises flag for sustainable development goals

SER Curaçao raises flag for sustainable development goals

Willemstad, September 26, 2023 – With the hoisting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) flag in front of its office on Ansinghstraat in Willemstad, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao once again emphasizes its commitment to a responsible and sustainable future.

‘Brede welvaart’ wordt een nieuwe manier om langs elkaar heen te praten

In de politiek heb je altijd buzzwords, en dat van deze campagne is zonder twijfel ‘bestaanszekerheid’. Maar er is nog een buzzword, dat in verschillende partijprogramma’s terugkomt en zelfs in de titel van de Miljoenennota: ‘brede welvaart’. Deze term, dertig jaar geleden gelanceerd door de SER-Nederland, moet een aanvulling zijn op het bbp als manier om te meten wat van waarde is. Economische groei gaat namelijk niet per se samen met dingen die we ook belangrijk vinden, zoals biodiversiteit en sociale cohesie, om maar twee dwarsstraten te noemen.

SER advises on introduction of deposit guarantee system in Curaçao

SER advises on introduction of deposit guarantee system in Curaçao

Willemstad, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao issued an advisory opinion on the introduction of a deposit guarantee system in Curaçao. This advice was requested by the Minister of Finance of the leeward island.

SER discusses challenges and prospects of Curacao’s pension system during conference

SER discusses challenges and prospects of Curacao’s pension system during conference

“Targeted action now!”

Willemstad, June 27, 2023 – On the opening day of the conference entitled “Living longer, working longer: the sustainability of the pension system in the Dutch Caribbean,” Drs. Raul Henriquez, director/general secretary of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, spoke about the future challenges and sustainability of the pension system in Curaçao.

Deposit Guarantee Scheme explained in more detail in SER Curaçao

Deposit Guarantee Scheme explained in more detail in SER Curaçao

Willemstad, June 20, 2023 – At the invitation of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, the Minister of Finance, Mr. drs. J. Silvania, last Friday, June 16, 2023, gave a detailed oral explanation of his proposed request for advice, which concerns a concept of a national decree, containing general measures, to implement article 39 of the National Ordinance on the Supervision of Banking and Credit System, also known as the National Decree on the Deposit Guarantee System.

SER receives presentation on introduction of Caribbean Guilder

SER receives presentation on introduction of Caribbean Guilder

Willemstad, June 20, 2023 – The Caribbean Guilder Project Team of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) gave a presentation to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao last Friday, June 16, 2023, on the planned introduction of the Caribbean Guilder, presumably in the third quarter of 2024.

ADECK discusses ambitions and future plans for SME sector with SER Curaçao

ADECK discusses ambitions and future plans for SME sector with SER Curaçao

Willemstad, May 30, 2023 – On Friday, May 26, the Social Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, represented by the Director/Secretary General and the advisors of the SER, received the board and working group of Adeck, the interest association for small and medium-sized enterprises of Curaçao.

SER advice on review and repair of tax laws

SER advice on review and repair of tax laws

Willemstad, March 23, 2023 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao issued today its advice to the Minister of Finance on the draft of the so-called “sweeping law” (veegwet)

SER Curaçao advises on renewed gaming bill

SER Curaçao advises on renewed gaming bill

WILLEMSTAD, March 22, 2023 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao issued today its advice to the Minister of Finance on the renewed version of the draft National Ordinance on Gambling, abbreviated as LOK 2023 (Landsverordening op de Kansspelen 2023).

Introductory visit by new chairwoman Cft

Introductory visit by new chairwoman Cft

WILLEMSTAD, March 21, 2023 – The new chairman of the Boards of Financial Supervision (Cft), Mrs. Lidewijde Ongering, who was appointed as of February 1, 2023, paid an introductory visit to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

SER Curaçao advises on proposed revision of OB

SER Curaçao advises on proposed revision of OB

WILLEMSTAD, March 3, 2023 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, in its latest advice, released this week, speaks out on the proposed new regulations that the Minister of Finance wants to introduce in the turnover tax (Omzetbelasting, OB).

SER Curaçao: next AICESIS-president

SER Curaçao: next AICESIS-president

Board of prestigious worldwide association of economic and social councils approves nomination during ordinary session in Belgrade, Serbia

SER Curaçao presents 2021 Annual Report

SER Curaçao presents 2021 Annual Report

WILLEMSTAD, December 14, 2022 – ,,Building trust, cooperation and resilience”. That is the title of the 2021 annual report of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao presented to the government today. Prime Minister Mr. Gilmar Pisas accepted the first copy from the hands of Acting SER President Mr. John Jacobs and General Secretary Drs. Raul Henriquez.

SERs Spain and Curaçao see added value in strengthening institutional ties

SERs Spain and Curaçao see added value in strengthening institutional ties

WILLEMSTAD, Nov. 16, 2022 – The Director/Secretary General of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao Mr. Raul Henriquez, together with Mrs. Miloushka Sboui-Racamy, legal advisor at the SER in charge of international affairs, paid a working visit to the headquarters of the Social and Economic Council of Spain (Consejo Económico y Social de España) in the Spanish capital Madrid on November 2, 2022.

SER Curaçao advises on proposed minimum wage increase

SER Curaçao advises on proposed minimum wage increase

WILLEMSTAD, November 15, 2022 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao today issued its advice to the Minister of Social Development, Labor and Welfare (SOAW) Ms. Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia on the proposed increase of the gross legal hourly minimum wage. The advice has been adopted in the plenary council meeting held last Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.

Acting resident coordinator UN on courtesy visit at SER Curaçao

Acting resident coordinator UN on courtesy visit at SER Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 28, 2022 – The acting resident coordinator of the United Nations (UN) for the English-speaking and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, Mr. Dennis Zulu, a native of Zambia, together with his staff member and a local contact person paid a courtesy visit to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao this morning

SER Curaçao raises flag for SDGs

SER Curaçao raises flag for SDGs

WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 23, 2022 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao today raised the colorful flag for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SER Curaçao advises on proposal to tighten regulation of lottery sector

SER Curaçao advises on proposal to tighten regulation of lottery sector

WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 21, 2022 – On Tuesday, September 20, at the request of the Minister of Finance of Curaçao, the Social and Economic Council (SER) issued an advisory opinion on the proposal to make some amendments to the regulations regarding the regulation of the lottery sector in Curaçao, which have their basis in the Lottery Ordinance 1909 (P.B. 1965, no. 85, as amended)

Minister GMN explains package narrowing proposal BVZ in SER

Minister GMN explains package narrowing proposal BVZ in SER

WILLEMSTAD, June 3, 2022 – In a specially convened preparatory meeting of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, which took place on June 3rd, 2022, the Minister of Health, Environment and Nature (GMN) Mrs. Dorothy Pietersz-Janga, together with her advisors, at the invitation of the SER, further explained the draft national decree on the financial and control measures regarding the Fund Basic Health Insurance (Basisverzekering Ziektekosten – BVZ)

SER Curaçao joins the Global Deal Initiative

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.

New Members SER Curaçao welcomed

New Members SER Curaçao welcomed

WILLEMSTAD, 20 April 2022 – During a specially convened extraordinary meeting of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, held on Thursday, April, 14, 2022, at La Belle Alliance in the Avila Beach Hotel Curaçao, the recently appointed new council members and their deputies were introduced.

Introductory meeting SER and FTAC Curaçao

Introductory meeting SER and FTAC Curaçao

Willemstad, February 20, 2022 – Based on the mutual need to further expand contacts and enter into new institutional collaborations with supervisory and advisory bodies, the first introductory meeting between the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao and the Fair Trade Authority Curaçao (FTAC) took place on Friday, February 18, 2022

SER follows launching of ILO instrument for self-assessment

WILLEMSTAD/GENEVE, 15th of November 2021 – The International Labour Organization launched the previously announced self-assessment tool (SAM-SDI) today to help its member states improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of their national institutions for social dialogue, such as the SER

Virtual meeting deputy SG ’s AICESIS

Virtual meeting deputy SG ’s AICESIS

On 8 June 2020 a virtual meeting took place at which the deputy secretaries general of AICESIS, the international association of the social economic advisory councils and similar institutions participated

Presentation about employees participation by CAOP in cooperation with CGOA

Presentation about employees participation by CAOP in cooperation with CGOA

On Thursday 5 December 2019, the Centre of Labor Relations Government Personnel (CAOP) in cooperation with the Central Organized Consultation for Public Affairs (in Dutch Centraal Georganiseerd Overleg in Ambtenarenzaken) (CGOA), organized a presentation about employee’s participation.

Introductory conversation between Secretariats Cft and SER

Introductory conversation between Secretariats Cft and SER

On Wednesday morning November 27th, the secretary office of the Financial Supervision Board (CFT) (Curaçao and Sint Maarten; Aruba; Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) paid a courtesy visit to the secretary office of the Social-Economic Council Curaçao (SER)

Official green light to ROA-SBO

Official green light to ROA-SBO

The issuing of copies for the nomination decree (benoemingslandsbesluit) to the members based on the National Ordinance for Secondary Vocational Training and Education

Secretariat SER at Legislative Chain consultation Legislation

Secretariat SER at Legislative Chain consultation Legislation

Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath, who is also in charge of General Affairs portfolio, sat down for the first time in the large meeting room of the Cabinet of Ministers in Fort Amsterdam with all stakeholders who are involved in the process of law making and regulations

‘Cooperation on meaningful work’ main topic during introductory meeting with director/director CAOP

‘Cooperation on meaningful work’ main topic during introductory meeting with director/director CAOP

The Hague/Willemstad, 24 June 2019 – What makes work meaningful? Why is that important? And if it is so important, what can we do to cherish and support meaningful work? These questions were central during an introductory meeting in The Hague on June 20 between the Director/Secretary General of the Social and Economic Council (SER) Raul Henriquez and the Director/Administrator of the Centre for Labor Relations with Government Employees (CAOP) Philip Geelkerken

High participation in Migration Symposium on 9 and 10 May 2019

High participation in Migration Symposium on 9 and 10 May 2019

The symposium was opened by the acting president of the Social Economic Council of Curaçao, mr. John Jacobs. The Prime Minister the Hon. Eugène Rhuggenaath held an opening speech. The morning program was attended by the acting Governor, Her Excellency Mrs. N. Römer-Kenepa.

Website SER winner of Kuki-award 2018

Website SER winner of Kuki-award 2018

WILLEMSTAD, 25th January 2019 – During the new year’s celebration of the website designer Kuki+KO, which took place last Thursday January 24

Working group Future of AICESIS

Working group Future of AICESIS

Brussels, 8 January 2019 – With regard to the preparation for the annual Board Meeting of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS)