The objectives of AU (African Union) are to achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and the people of Africa and defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of its member states. AU works to accelerate the political and socio-economic integration of the continent, to encourage international cooperation, promote peace, security, and stability. AU also works to promote democratic principles and institutions, to protect human rights and to establish the necessary conditions which enables the continent to play a role in the global economy and international negotiations.
Link to website: www.au.int
The ETF (European Training Foundation) is an EU agency that helps transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU's external relations policy. ETF base their work on the conviction that human capital development in a lifelong learning perspective can make a fundamental contribution to increasing prosperity, creating sustainable growth and encouraging social inclusion in transition and developing countries.
Link to website: www.etf.europa.eu
The European Commission represents the interests of the EU (European Union) as a whole. The Directorate-General (DG) Employment, Social affairs & Inclusion bring practical benefits to citizens, for example, in finding a job, work in another country and upgrading skills. In partnership with national authorities, social partners, civil society organisations and other stakeholders, the DG addresses challenges linked to globalisation, the ageing population and changing social realities.
Link to website: www.ec.europa.eu/social
The IDB (InterAmerican Development Bank) is the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. IDB has an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase their development impact in the region.
IDB is a regular bank but also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, they also provide grants, technical assistance and do research.
Link to website: www.iadb.org
The ILO (International Labour Organization), Skills and Employability Department, was one of the initiative takers to WAPES and still has the role as an observer within WAPES. The ILO is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards and decent work for all. The ILO aims to ensure that it serves the needs of working women and men by bringing together governments, employers and workers to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes.
Link to website: www.ilo.org
The IOM (International Organization for Migration) is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM provides services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
Link to website: www.iom.int
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) was founded to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is a forum of countries committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practices and co-ordinate domestic and international policies. The aim of the LEED Program (Local Economic and Employment Development) is to provide policy advice and develop capacities for the local economic growth and well-being.
Link to website: www.oecd.org
As the voice of labour choice, CIETT promotes the vital role that private employment services play in helping organisations,public authorities and individuals facilitate adaptation to change,and their capacity to increase labour market participation, reduce unemployment, build better labour markets and deliver decent work.
Founded in 1967, it is the only association representing private employment services in their breadth and diversity.
Link to website: www.ciett.org