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    About the ILO in Ukraine

    Ukraine is a member state of the ILO since 1954 (as part of the USSR) and since 1991 as an independent state. An important milestone in the cooperation between the ILO and Ukraine was reached in 1996 with the establishment of a National Coordinator’s office in Kyiv.

    Since then, the ILO has been active in a wide range of areas in Ukraine, including international labour standards, strengthening social dialogue institutions and mechanisms, combating child labour, promoting employment-friendly crisis recovery and labour rights of migrant domestic workers, improving youth employment, labour migration and skills policies as well as social security systems, improving safety and health at work, addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace, strengthening labour inspection institutions, monitoring and assessing progress on decent work, promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities and elimination of human trafficking.