The coordination segment took place the 6-10 July 2007 and focused on the theme “The role of the UN system in promoting full and productive employment and decent work for all”. The segment also considered “The role of the Economic and Social Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of the United Nations conferences and summits, in the light of General Assembly resolutions 50/227, 52/12B, 57/270B and 60/265”.
The theme of the Segment provided an opportunity for Member States to follow up on the 2006 Ministerial Declaration and: a) review progress made by the UN system in promoting the goals of full employment and decent work for all; b) review the system’s efforts to integrate these goals in their policies, programmes and operations, both individually and as a system; and c) provide guidance on the way forward (informal summary of the debate). Two panel discussions complemented the debate on this theme, which focused on the following issues:
1) “Toolkit for Mainstreaming Employment and Decent Work”; and
2) “The United Nations system role in promoting employment and the decent work agenda in national strategic frameworks: the case of Latin America”.
The segment also provided an opportunity for member States to review progress made by the Council in promoting the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the major UN Conferences and Summits in the consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on this subject (A/62/89- E/2007/76). A panel discussion with the Chairpersons of the United Nations functional commissions on “Working together to promote the goals of full employment and decent work for all- dialogue with the Chairpersons of the functional commissions”, focused on the role of the Council and its subsidiary machinery in promoting a coordinated and integrated follow-up to the major United Nations conferences and summits and addressed ways in which their work could contribute to promoting the goals of employment and decent work.