President Tarja Halonen at the ILO Summit: Strong support for Global Jobs Pact
President of the Republic Tarja Halonen expressed her satisfaction and support for the International Labour Organization's Global Jobs Pact, which responds to the immediate needs of workers, families and enterprises. "It is important that governments and social partners work closely together in implementing the initiative," President Halonen said in her address at the ILO Summit on the Global Jobs Crisis on Monday, 15 June 2009.
"We must find ways to modernize the international financial system, so that it meets the necessary criteria for safety and transparency," President Halonen asserted. "To put it simply, we must promote a fairer globalization, which focuses more on people and responds to the needs of workers for decent employment."