6 April 06 - Representatives from the World Confederation of Labour learn about UNCTAD
Representatives of trade unions from different regions came to UNCTAD to discuss how international trade, globalization, and other areas of UNCTAD´s work have an impact on issues that concern their members such as unemployment and labour conditions.
The meeting with the World Confederation of Labour was organized as part of UNCTAD´s outreach activities with civil society and as part of a training programme of the World Confederation of Labour for national trade union representatives.
Discussions ranged from the impact of macroeconomic instability on employment to how the concerns of labour unions can be considered in WTO negotiations. UNCTAD staff welcomed the suggestions and inputs of the trade union representatives, and the participants emphasized that many areas of UNCTAD´s policy research and analysis are of relevance to their members.