The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTEySS) presented on 3 August the Green Jobs programme during the Green Employment and Sustainable Productive Development Conference held in the province of Misiones, in Argentina. The programme seeks to promote and support companies, cooperatives and enterprises that adopt sustainable practices and generate employment while caring for ecosystems.
With the support of PAGE, the aim of this event was to promote discussion and collaboration among participants to move towards a more sustainable, resilient and fair development in the Province of Misiones, taking into account the importance of green jobs as a fundamental pillar in this transition.
This year’s theme is “Year of Youth to lead sustainable development and the knowledge economy of resilience to climate change and family farming as a productive system that guarantees food sovereignty”. The event included around 170 participants from the national and provincial authorities and actors from the public and private sectors, who presented their perspectives and experiences related to green employment.
The opening was led by the deputies Adriana Bezus and Suzel Vaider; the Minister of Labour and Employment of Misiones, Silvana Giménez; PAGE national coordinator, Joaquín Etorena; the Secretary of Employment of the Ministry of Labour of the Nation, Leonardo Di Pietro; and the vice-governor of Misiones, Carlos Arce. Other participants also included the president of the Renovador block, Deputy Martín Cesino; legislators and provincial authorities, representatives of international and national organisations, mayors, and representatives of various associations.