17/06/2008 - How do changing patterns in foreign direct investment, such as growing investment from developing countries, impact on wages, employment and industrial relations in host and home countries? And how can responsible business practices lead to better working conditions and industrial relations?
These are among the issues to be discussed at a joint OECD/International Labour Organisation (ILO) conference, entitled “Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalising Economy”, at OECD headquarters in Paris on 23-24 June 2008.
This conference is open to the media and will be held under Chatham House rules: participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia will open the event at 09.30A.M. on Monday 23 June 2008.
Other speakers include; Gilles de Robien, Ambassador for Social Cohesion; Karl-Josef Wasserhövel, State Secretary for Labour and Social Affairs, Germany; Carlos A. Tomada, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Argentina; Elisabeth Walaas, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, John Evans, Secretary General of TUAC; and Vladimír Špidla, European Union Employment Commissioner.
For further information or to register for the conference, journalists are invited to contact Marie-France Houde (tel. +33 1 45 24 91 26) or Andria Dobbs of the OECD Investment division (tel. +33 1 45 24 96 15).