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The United Nations Association of Southern Arizona Speakers Program

Brown Bag Opening Presentation

William Salter, Senior Advisor to the ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy in Geneva, Ret. talks about his experiences: "The International Labour Organization: Focusing on its Work in Asia Promoting Jobs and Protecting People"

Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 Noon

Where: United Nations Association of Southern Arizona, 6242 E Speedway (Monterey Village, SW corner of Wilmot and Speedway)
Tucson, AZ 85712

The International Labour Organization was founded in 1919 and became the first specialized agency of the United Nations in 1946. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work related issues. William Salter retired from the ILO on September 30, 2014 and is visiting his mother in Oracle. From 2007 to 2012 Mr. Salter was Director of the ILO Sub-regional Office for East Asia and the Decent Work Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Among the countries in which he visited are Brunei, Tanzania, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand. This is a rare opportunity to hear a high-level UN employee talk about critical issues: child labor, fare wages, and a safe workplace. This is a lecture you should not miss!

Bring your lunch. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Mark your calendar for the next Brown Bag Lectures!

November 18 Sue Ward on "Ukraine's 2014 Presidential Election: Some Observations"

December 9 Amagalan Byambatsog on her motherland: "Mongolia, Proud Independent Country: History, People and Goals"

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From September through May, we feature speakers on the third Tuesday of every month. Subjects vary within a wide range of international topics.