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ILO HEAD: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR COOPERATION WITH UZBEKISTAN ARE OPENING

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ILO HEAD: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR COOPERATION WITH UZBEKISTAN ARE OPENING

As previously reported, the delegation of Uzbekistan has participated in the 106th session of the International Labor Conference which was taken place in Geneva.

Within the framework of the conference, Deputy Prime Minister - Chairman of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva, Minister of Employment and Labor Relations Aziz Abdukhakimov, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Alisher Shaykhov and Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of Trade Unions of the country Bakhtiyor Mahmadaliyev met with the Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder.

The head of the ILO was thoroughly acquainted with the reforms carried out in Uzbekistan in socio-economic development and ensuring decent working conditions for the population. The essence of the adopted decrees and decisions of the head of state aimed at further improving the social and labor sphere, the system of paying salaries, pensions and scholarships, as well as enhancing the medical care of the population was explained.

In an interview with Jahon the ILO Director General G. Ryder said that the relations with Uzbekistan are very important for the organization. According to him, the parties have achieved significant success in many areas of cooperation, and now new opportunities are opening, especially in matters of employment, labor protection and gender equality.

G.Ryder in a positive way noted the Strategy of development of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021 years, in which the social sphere was defined as one of five priority directions. He highly appreciated the realization of the ILO Country Program on Decent Work in Uzbekistan, the implementation of labor standards in accordance with international standards.

The Director General separately thanked the leadership of Uzbekistan for ratifying the ILO fundamental Convention No. 87 "Concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize" of 1948. "We are counting on the fact that the work on studying the compliance of the national legislation of the Republic with other ILO Conventions will be continued", the head of the ILO said.

In this context, G. Ryder stressed the need to expand bilateral cooperation, further improvement of the legal framework, joint development of plans and practical measures.

Jahon Information Agency, Geneva