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Baltic News Service informs about the productive cooperation between Uzbekistan and the ILO

Baltic_News_ServiceThe website of Baltic News Service (BNS) posted information material “On measures taken in Uzbekistan to prevent the use of child and forced labor”. In particular, it reports that our country by the way of building a democratic, law-based state, one of the first in the region has ratified 13 conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including forced labor and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child labor and others. It was noted that the provision of human rights and freedoms are the supreme purpose in Uzbekistan.

“Uzbek law provides criminal penalties for forced labor and human trafficking, the minimum age of recruitment, is prohibited to employ persons under 18 years of age in 34 areas of production, and they are not allowed to specific occupations in 1673, compulsory education for 12 years, after which Every year more than 500,000 young men and women get 2-3 profession demanded in the market”, – noted in the material.

At the same time it stressed that the country created a system of state institutions to prevent forced labor, including the worst forms of child labor. “Confirmation of the commitment of Uzbekistan to further develop and strengthen constructive cooperation with the ILO on the implementation of the Convention №105 is adopted in April this year in the framework of the ILO signed a Memorandum of Understanding,” the ILO country program for decent work in Uzbekistan for 2014-2016″.

“Evidence of a strong commitment of Uzbekistan to fulfill its international obligations in the field of occupational safety and health is the development of constructive dialogue and intensified cooperation with the ILO in the last two years. Since 2013, 20 joint activities conducted with the ILO. Nine times representatives of the ILO have visited the republic.

At present in Uzbekistan together with the International Labour Organization the conditions of labor and employment practices of labor to harvest cotton are being studied.

Due to the fact that in the last year achieved a high level of cooperation with the ILO and, given the commitment of the Government of the Republic to fulfill international obligations, at the 103 Session of the ILC in 2014 Uzbekistan was not included in the number of countries which have problems with the implementation of ILO Conventions”, – the article stresses.