USCIB-SHRM-IOE Town Hall at UNGA Discusses Critical Priorities of our UN Common Agenda

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NEW YORK, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — If the second week of the 77e United Nations General Assembly session kicked off, United States Council for International Business (USCIB) joined partners, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE), to hold a Global Business Town Hall at September 21. City Hall has addressed some pressing priorities outlined in the UN Secretary General’s report Our common agendathat seeks a people-centered recovery for the global workforce in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panels centered around four critical areas of Our common agendaincluding re-establishing the multilateral system, rethinking education to close the skills gap, reshaping the global response to future health crises, and strengthening human rights through the role of governance and the rule of law.

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“Business is a true partner and together we have the ability to respond to these pressing global challenges,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson during his closing remarks.

Other high-level speakers and panelists included the Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gilbert HoungboUN DESA Deputy Secretary-General for Economic Development Navid HanifSecretary General of the IOE Roberto Suarez SantosPresident of the UN Human Rights Council federico villegasand SHRM Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Company Secretary Emily M. Dickenswho acted as keynote address.

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“The report states that we are truly at a turning point in history,” Dickens told the audience of more than 300 in attendance, which included business representatives and UN officials. “I present to you today that this inflection point does not affect any other place quite like the workplace – the location where people spend most of their time, the mechanism by which people can take care of themselves and their families, the breeding ground for innovation that influences how well we’re alive.”

This town hall was the second in a series, following one hosted by USCIB, SHRM and IOE at the UN High-Level Political Forum in July.

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About USCIB: USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Members include US-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. USCIB is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and Business at the OECD. More at www.uscib.org.

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