Meeting of the PSI Whistleblowers’ Task Force (Buenos Aires )

Date: 
7 December, 2017
Time: 
09.00 - 17.00
Location: 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Event type: 
Following the successful PSI Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers, held in Geneva on 30 October 2017, PSI is organising a Whistleblowers’ Task Force that will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina), on 7 December 2017.

SYMPOSIUM ON THE PROTECTION OF WHISTLEBLOWERS
FOLLOW-UP MEETING - PSI WHISTLEBLOWERS’ TASK FORCE  

At the Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers, PSI and its affiliates discussed the status of whistleblowers’ protection schemes, their specificities, as well as the adoption of an international legal framework as a key element to guarantee their protection. In light of this discussion and the new Programme of Action for the period 2018-2022, recently adopted at the 30th PSI World Congress, which places specific emphasis on the protection of whistleblowers workers who are vulnerable because of tackling corruption, we now need to take concrete steps to chart the way forward to broaden affiliate engagement and to strategize towards achieving the goals set out in the PoA that include the adoption of an international ILO standard for the protection of whistleblowers.

The meeting in Buenos Aires – jointly organized by PSI, UITOC and the unions part of the Red de Trabajadores ICJ (AEFIP, APOC and UEJN) – is a platform for key affiliates to actively engage at national and international level through a PSI Whistleblowers’ Task Force. The fight against corruption requires a strong commitment and coordination among PSI affiliates to ensure that workers who disclose wrongdoing – especially those of the independent audit institutions, tax revenue agencies, and judicial bodies – are protected from reprisal and are rewarded for doing what is fair and just.

The participants to the Follow-up meeting of the Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers will specifically:

  • Reflect on the conclusions of the Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers
  • Contribute to the elaboration of an action plan
  • Discuss the creation of a PSI Whistleblowers’ Task Force that will coordinate the implementation of the decisions adopted at the meeting.

Interpretation English – Spanish will be available.

Programme

Report of previous meeting

 

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