Members of the SI Committee on the Economy, Social Cohesion and the Environment gathered in Geneva at the headquarters of the International Labour Organisation, ILO, for a meeting of the Committee on 13-14 December 2002, chaired by Christoph Zöpel (Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD).
Discussions centred on the outcome of the World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, WSSD, on 26 August - 4 September 2002, and on a continuation of the Committee’s work on "Governance in a Global Society - A Social Democratic Approach". At the opening session, participants heard contributions from Larry Kohler representing the Director-General of the ILO Juan Somavía, and from Mike Moore, former Director-General of the WTO.
A Statement on the outcome of the WSSD was agreed by the Committee and will be presented to the SI Council at its forthcoming meeting in Rome. A further text, on the world economy, will be prepared by the Committee at a meeting to be held on the eve of the Council in Rome.
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Chair of the Committee
Secretary General of the SI
Socialist Party, PS
Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD
Panhellenic Socialist Party, PASOK
Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP
Democrats of the Left, DS
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP
Abdelhamid Ben El Cadi
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA
Democratic Revolutionary Party, PRD
Juan Alberto Castillero
Constitutional Democratic Assembly, RCD
Republican People’s Party, CHP
International Union of Socialist Youth, IUSY
Socialist International Women, SIW
Parliamentary Group of the PES
International Labour Organisation, ILO
Social Democratic Party, PSD
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