|THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS OUR REPUBLIC: A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING SIGNED|
|Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:36|
According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent hosted the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the International Labour Organization (ILO), with annexed program on decent work in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2014-2016.
The signatories of the document from the Uzbek side were the leaders of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Federation Council of Trade Unions and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, from the ILO side - the head of the ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Under the Memorandum and Programme a cooperation between Uzbekistan and the ILO envisaged in such priority areas as:
- Strengthening social partnership in Uzbekistan to implement the fundamental principles and rights at work;
- Expansion of opportunities for decent employment;
- Improving working conditions and social protection.
At the event, he noted that the signing of the Memorandum, which became the result of a constructive dialogue, consultations and meetings, will further enhance the mutual understanding between Uzbekistan and the ILO. Namely promotion of international labor standards, the promotion of employment through the implementation of active labor market policies, the development of entrepreneurship, strengthen labor protection and extend coverage of social protection.
UNDP Resident Representative and Head of the EU delegation in Uzbekistan expressed willingness to contribute to activities of Uzbekistan and the ILO, which will focus on the practical implementation of the program on decent work in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2014-2016.