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Kenya

Kenya

Mr. Vincent NYAGILO is the new Secretary of NESAC. His email address is

Italy

Italy

Mr Tiziano TREU, former Minister of Labor and a well-known and respected personality in Italy and internationally, in Europe in particular, has been appointed President of CNEL.

Vietnam

Vietnam

Following the retirement of Mr. VU TRONG Kim, Mr. TRAN THANH Man is the new Vice President and Secretary General of the Patriotic Front.

Romania

Romania

The ESC renewed its governing bodies as follows: Chairman: Mr. Iacob BACI (from the Workers' Group); Vice-President (representing the unions): Mr. Florian MARIN; Vice-President (representing the Employers): Mr Dragoş MIHALACHE; Vice-President (representing civil society): Mr Bogdan SIMION; Secretary General: Mr Marin SULIMAN.

The ESC, which was dissolved in 2013, was resettled in accordance with the new constitution (30 March 2016). The first extraordinary session from 3 to 15 April 2017 adopted the new rules of procedure and elected the new Office: Chairman: Mr Alfred Tainga POlOKO (Representative of the Chamber of Commerce and former Minister of Communication); 1st Vice-President: Mr Kobine LAYAMA (representative of the religious platform and emblematic figure of social cohesion and the return of peace between religious denominations); 2nd Vice-President: Ms Joséphine DEJEAN (President of the Businesswomen's Association); Quaestor: Mr Hyppolite MAYER; Rapporteur: Mr. Bouté DE BAMBA.

The EESC organized a conference on 17 May in Brussels (Belgium) on "Civil society support for refugees and migrants: decriminalizing solidarity and providing humanitarian admission". The event focused on the response of European civil society to the insecure situation of migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe.

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International Meeting, AICESIS GA and Boards. The GA - which ends the Presidency of the Dominican ESC as Chair of the AICESIS - will be the occasion to discuss the main working topic of the Presidency for 2015-2017 “The role of the ESCs-ISs in the fight against inequalities linked to poverty” before adopting the final report. It will also welcome the new AICESIS SG, Francisco GONZALEZ DE LENA (Spain).

Regional workshop organized in cooperation with AICESIS, ILO and the ESC of Benin on the capacity building of ESCs-SIs and social dialogue to promote an efficient and sustainable social protection floor for all. This is the extension of the Seoul Declaration (2014) at the West African level and the national workshops held previously in Congo, Guinea and Mali.

Participation of the new AICESIS SG at the Seminar on social dialogue organised by the Moroccan ESEC and the UCESIF

Conference organised on November 23-24 in Athens (Greece) with the ILO and the Greek OKE on the Future of Work. On April 12, a questionnaire has been sent to all. Last answers as expected. The quality and number of the answers will help to draft the background paper.