Jordan heads 4th UfM Ministerial Conference in Portugal

Amman, Jordan will chair the 4th Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour that will take place Tuesday in the Portuguese city of Cascais.

The UfM comprises of 43 countries, including 28 EU countries in addition to 15 partner countries from e south and east of the Mediterranean basin.

The conference will be co-chaired by Jordanian Minister of Labor Samir Murad along with EU Commissioner of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen.

The conference, under the patronage of the Portugal Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, aims at discussing the best way to benefiting from adopted policies and pooling all interested bodies through working together, form multi-leveled approaches and relate employment and work-related issues with all pertaining policies.

It will address topics such as social dialogue and effective and continuous collective negotiations at bilateral and trilateral levels, to address challenges related to growth, democracy and social justice in the region.

The UfM is an intergovernmental organization of 43 member states from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. It was established in 2008 and constitutes an advanced platform for constructive dialogue to exchange ideas and expertise among governments, international institutions and concerned parties.

Source: Jordan News Agency