City-to-city cooperation brings innovative elements to traditional notions of cooperation between cities. It builds partnerships between communities for international solidarity and mutual benefit. Given the ILO framework for SSTC, it can draw on the existing experiences of city-to-city cooperation, to promote social inclusions and achieve other development purposes.
The session aims at presenting local development solutions and their impact on social inclusion and poverty eradication, insisting on the positive outcomes of south-south cooperation between local authorities, representatives of social partners and the contribution of other development actors in the context of South-South cooperation. The link will be made with experience at the local level and the setting up of global policies and development frameworks related to the Post-2015 discussions.
- How can South-South and triangular cooperation in the context of City to city cooperation be reinforced to promote and develop Local Economic Development strategies and social inclusion (in particular for the migrants)?
- What benefit can be gained from existing city-to-city cooperation and how can social partners (workers and employers organizations) contribute to the promotion of decent work in this context?
- How can we emphasize the role of local governments on Local economic development, within the Post 2015 framework?