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On 21 September 2016, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S) launched the Global Deal, a global initiative for social dialogue and better conditions in the labour market. The initiative was designed in collaboration with the OECD and the ILO. A list of the current partners can be found here.
“The Global Deal is about ensuring that more people around the world have secure and good jobs, and about a more equal distribution of our economic resources. Globalisation presents opportunities, but requires a more equal distribution. More people need jobs with decent conditions and a salary they can love on. This is a prerequisite for globalisation to be a positive force, ” said Mr Löfven at the launch of the Global Deal in New York.
In November 2017, Prime Minister Löfven launched an international group of senior advisors to the Global Deal. In total seven senior advisors will make up the group and will give strategic advise for the future work of the Global Deal initiative. ” I am very happy that this diverse and highly qualified group of people want to contribute to the Global Deal. Their knowledge and experiences will play an important role as we continue to take the Global Deal forward,” said Mr Löfven.
The seven advisors – all of whom have long experience of leading roles in the private sector, trade unions, governments, academia and civil society – are:
- Olivier Blanchard, professor and former chief economist at IMF
- Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC
- Natalia Brzezinski, CEO of Symposium Stockholm and the Brilliant Minds Foundation
- Sabina Dewan, President of the JustJobs Network
- Jason Furman, former chief economist of President Obama
- José Antonio Ocampo, co-director of Colombia´s central bank and former Minister for Finance, and
- Emmanuelle Wargon, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Business Sustainability Integration at Danone.