Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

I Public Consultation, Axis 7: Decent work and living conditions in higher education institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

25 October, 2023 hora: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Group of Consultants formed to follow up on Axis 7 of the Regional Conference on Higher Education (CRES+5) invites to the First Public Consultation: Decent work and living conditions in higher education institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, as part of the preparatory activities towards the Regional Conference on Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (CRES+5).

First, Maribel Batista, Specialist in Workers’ Activities, ILO Office for the Southern Cone of Latin America , will introduce “the concept of decent work”, followed by the participants’ opinions on its application in HEIs.

Next, Luis Bonilla Molina, member of the Steering Committee of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences CLACSO, will comment on “the progress and contributions made by different organizations on the themes of Axis 7 at the Regional Conference on Higher Education (Córdoba, Argentina, 2018) and the III World Conference on Higher Education (Barcelona, Spain, 2022)”, to then give space for discussion and reception of contributions from the audience.

Finally, Marcelo Di Stefano, executive secretary of the Confederation of University Workers of the Americas (Contua),  will offer his reflections on “the effects of the pandemic on decent work in higher education institutions in LAC” and, at the end of his presentation, there will also be a space for discussion and reception of contributions.

Registration: https://bit.ly/eje7consulta1 , or scan the QR. Once you register, you will receive the login link and password in your email.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Time: 15:00 (Mexico and Central America) | 16:00 (Panama, Bogota, Quito, Kingston, Lima) | 17:00 (Caribbean and Caracas) | 18:00 (Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Santiago, Asuncion, Paramaribo, Montevideo).

We count on everyone’s participation in order to broaden the debate, vision and contributions of Axis 7 to the collective construction of CRES+5. We thank you for sharing this call to other interested individuals and groups, in the desire to hear opinions and reflect in the document that we will share in due course, the diversity and representativeness of voices and points of view on this important issue for our region.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jose Antonio Quinteiro (ja.quintero@unesco.org)


We are conducting a survey on the progress and challenges of compliance with the dimensions of decent work in HEIs. We are especially interested in collecting and making known the opinions on the subject of teaching workers, university researchers, and non-teaching workers (technical-administrative, civil servants, support staff).

The results of this consultation will allow us to prepare a report that we will publish on December 15 of this year. They will be widely disseminated through social networks and sent to all university organizations involved in the preparation of the meeting in Brasilia, so that they know in advance our views and proposals on this issue.

In order for this to be possible, we need to receive your responses by November 10 of this year.

Access the consultation (in Spanish) HERE



25 October, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm