About the ILO in the Republic of Moldova

The Republic of Moldova is a member state of the ILO since 1991 after it became independent,

As a member State of ILO, the Republic of Moldova has the right to fully participate in the activities of the Organization and to send representatives to the International Labour Conference each year. The Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family is the nodal ministry representing the government, the National Confederation of Moldovan Employers (CNPM) representing employers and the National Trade Union Confederation of Moldova representing the workers at International Labour Conference each year.

The Republic of Moldova has ratified 43 ILO International Labour Standards (42 Conventions and 1 Protocol) , including the eight fundamental Conventions.

For the first time in 2005 the ILO officially established a National Coordinator’s Office in Chisinau, Moldova.

The ILO has been working in a wide range of areas in the Republic of Moldova including: employment promotion, labour law reform, international labour standards, improving working conditions, gender equality and occupational safety and health, migration and skills development, combating child labour, promoting social dialogue and social protection as well as on formalization of the informal economy.

The ILO was involved in technically and financially supporting a number of national and regional programmes and projects. The first Decent Work Country Programme for Moldova was developed for the period of 2006-2007 by the ILO in close collaboration of tripartite constituents followed by two new generations of Decent Work Country Programmes for the periods of 2008-2011 and 2012-2015.