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The International Labour Organization supports the reform process in the Republic of Moldova

On February 26th, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations Office and other international organizations at Geneva, Ambassador Oxana Domenti met with the Director General of the International Labor Organization, Mr. Guy Ryder.

Oxana Domenti had assured her interlocutor about the respect and appreciation the ILO and its values have in our country and extended congratulations on the occasion on the 100th anniversary of the ILO, time in which the organization has been dedicated to the defense and promotion of workers’ rights. The Ambassador had briefly introduced the last accomplishments of the Republic of Moldova in the field of labor and workers’ protection, thanked for the support provided to the Government of the Republic of Moldova throughout the years, including the recent promotion of the social dialogue, implementation of the new inclusive, social protection policies, as well as the support granted in the process of streamlining the activity of the Labour Agency.

The Director General Guy Ryder expressed his appreciation for the cooperation between the ILO and the Republic of Moldova, particularly for the promotion by the Republic of Moldova of the reforms on the labour market, enhancement of social protection and implementation of the ILO Conventions. The high official had also mentioned the project portfolio amounting to approximately 1 Mill. USD that had already been implemented in our country, as well as the Country Programme for decent work for the period 2017-2020, which is at its third consecutive period.

It was also expressed the full support of the ILO as an intergovernmental organization for the EU-Moldova association agenda, with an emphasis on several country specific issues that could be addressed with the involvement of the ILO, such as facilitation of voluntary return of migrants, labor shortage and brain drain, the rights of migrants working in the EU. At the same time, the possibility of ILO expertise and support in the process of drafting and adoption of the new Labour Code of the Republic of Moldova was discussed.

Note: The International Labour Organization is the oldest specialized agency of the United Nations, this year marking a centenary from its foundation. The Organization promotes workers’ rights, social protection and the universal labour rights. The Republic of Moldova is a member of the ILO since 1992.