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23 August 2023

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As part of the Green Employment and Sustainable Productive Development Conference held in the province of Tucumán, in Argentina, on 22 August, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTEySS) introduced the actions of the Green Jobs Programme, which proposes to preserve natural resources and comply with decent employment standards.


The Secretary of Employment, Leonardo Di Pietro led the conference together with the provincial Minister of Productive Development, Álvaro Simón Padrós. The event was coordinated by the Secretariat of MSMEs and Employment of Tucumán, headed by Jorge Luis Domínguez, in collaboration with the PAGE National coordinator Joaquín Etorena.

Also participating were the Director of Environment of Tucumán, Florencia Sayago, the head of Renewable Energies of INTI NOA; Martín Rearte; the regional director NOA of MTyESS, Marcelo Asmed; the head of the TA Tucumán Facundo Vargas Aignasse Martínez; directors of the National University of Tucumán, young entrepreneurs, companies with work related to the subject, business chambers, trade union representatives, representatives of non-governmental organisations, technical schools and technical teams.

The Green Jobs Programme aims to promote the use of incentives for the greening of employment, to develop professional training actions and to accompany workers and productive units in the just transition towards a more environmentally sustainable society.

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is a global initiative bringing the expertise of five agencies of the United Nations System and various stakeholders.

Aligning with the goals of the country, PAGE work aims to support SDGs 4 (Quality Education), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) in Argentina. Argentina joined PAGE in 2018.

Source: PAGE, OIT Argentina, Linkedin, Ministry of Labour

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