Uzbekistan and ILO sign decent work country programme

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April 29, 2014

Uzbekistan and ILO sign decent work country programme

Posted on April 29, 2014

The Government and social partners of Uzbekistan and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a programme of technical cooperation for the three coming years.

This Decent Work Country Programme was signed on 25 April in Tashkent by Mr. Aktam Khaitov, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr. Alisher Shaykhov, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Ms Tanzila Narbaeva, Chairperson of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the UN Information Center in Tashkent said.

On behalf of the ILO the programme was signed by Ms. Dimitrina Dimitrova, Director of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The DWCP sets the framework and identifies the priorities of the ILO cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan. Priorities of the programme include the promotion of international labour standards and fundamental principles and rights at work, social dialogue, employment promotion through active labour market policies and entrepreneurship development, the promotion of occupational safety and health and the enhancement of social protection.

Through the programme the ILO will support the implementation of the National Action Plan to eliminate child labour. The programme will also focus on the conditions of work and employment in agriculture, including in the cotton-growing industry, in order to promote their development in line with international labour standards and Decent Work principles.

With ILO being part of the UN family, the current programme opens up new horizons for the UN to bring together resources, expertise of specialized agencies and best practices from all over the world in a package of development assistance tailored to the needs of Uzbekistan.