The current unstable political situation in the Middle East and North Africa makes it difficult for trade unions in these regions to interact freely and regularly with each other. As part of a JILAF invitation program for trade unionists from these regions, this symposium is intended to deepen mutual understanding by providing an opportunity for trade unionists from these regions to share openly information on the labour movements in the respective countries and to exchange views on the problems they are currently facing.
The symposium is divided into two parts: In the first part all participants will make brief presentations on the labour situation of their respective country. In the second part a panel discussion with panellists from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel will focus on the role of trade unions in the peace process of the Middle East. The program will be moderated by a Japanese trade unionist.
Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 10:00-17:00
Place: Keio Plaza Hotel
Japan International Labour Foundation (JILAF)