Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) of the United States

The Centre has a long-standing history of providing training and capacity building programmes in the field of labour disputes prevention and resolution. Technical departments of the Centre offer training opportunities in the field of social dialogue, conciliation/mediation of labour disputes.

In conjunction with international specialists, the Centre has developed a number of tools to strengthen the capacities of social partners. The tools have been widely used at international level.

The Centre is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) of the United States.

The FMCS is an independent US government agency, whose mission is to help resolve labour-management conflicts and promote cooperative workplace relationships.  Established in 1947 to mediate domestic labour disputes and provide arbitration services, the Agency now provides a wide range of conflict management programmes in the US and internationally.  The FMCS is headquartered in Washington D.C. and provides mediation and conflict resolution services to labour, management, government agencies and communities through field stations located throughout the US.

The Memorandum of Understanding promotes greater collaboration between the Centre and the FMCS in the following areas: exchange of training and research material, networking among experts and experience-sharing concerning trends, approaches and challenges in labour dispute prevention and resolution, exchange of trainers and resource persons, joint-activities, special conditions for attending training activities and any other matter of mutual interest.

The Centre is very much looking forward to this cooperation.

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