Assessing Global Progress in Advancing the Job Guarantee
Wednesday, January 25, 202310:00 am – 11:30 am EST/GMT-5
Online Event; Other
10 AM New York l 4 PM Vienna
The job guarantee proposal charts a concrete path to securing the second pillar of the Democratizing Work manifesto, namely to decommodify work. It is an economic policy that provides open-ended public employment opportunities to anyone seeking decent, living-wage work. It is a structural stabilization policy that alleviates the economic, social, and political costs of unemployment and precarious employment. It is equity-driven and draws on a long tradition of human rights and social justice.
The next seminar in the OSUN Economic Democracy Initiative's #DemocratizingWork Global Workshop Series brings together experts and policymakers who are developing or already managing large-scale national employment policies informed by the principles of the job guarantee. There are multi-pronged strategies for securing the right to decent work for all and developing employment-centered economic policies.
Kate Philip, Programme Lead on the Presidential Employment Stimulus in South Africa
Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Diego Guevara, General Vice Minister for Finance, Colombia
Daniel Rojas Medelin, Director, Special Assets Agency, Colombia
Simon Azza (Advisor), Special Assets Agency, Colombia and Manuel Martinez (Advisor), Ministry of Finance, Colombia
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Bard College, US
The seminar is co-sponsored by OSUN-EDI and the Democratizing Work initiative and will take place online.