BackgroundThe Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Timor-Leste is developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with The Secretariat of State for Professional Training and Employment Policies (SEPFOPE), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste (CCI-TL) and the Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation (KSTL).
The ILO’s core mandate is to advance opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in condition of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. The role of the DWCP is to translate the mandate in Timor-Leste’s context as ILO’s contribution to the achievement of SDP 2011-2030.
Continuing the progress made under the first DWCP that ended in 2013, the second DWCP for the period of 2016-2020 will serve as a framework to support Government of Timor-Leste to achieve its national strategic development plan (SDP) 2011-2030.
The priority and outcomes expressed in the second DWCP is the results of consultations and direct inputs of the government, employers’ and workers’ organization. ILO technical cooperation experts in Dili provided the technical contents, with support from the ILO country office in Jakarta, regional office in Bangkok and headquarter office in Geneva.
Agreed priorities and outcomes for the DWCP Timor-Leste 2016-2020 are as follows:
- Employment Promotion and Social Protection.
- Rural Socio-economic Development.
- Good Labour Market Governance Institutions.
Rationales and ObjectiveThe DWCP 2016-2020 serve as the mid-term ILO Programming framework for the work of ILO in Timor-Leste with full engagement of Government, worker’s and employer’s organization as tripartite constituents of the ILO.
The DWCP is taking into account the priorities of Timor-Leste’s Government, focus on the ILO’s mandate and focus on its tripartite constituents. The ILO is assisting its member States adopt the decent work goals as national objectives. In accordance with national characteristics and possibilities, the ILO combines advocacy, demonstration and technical cooperation in helping countries define and implement Decent Work strategies.
In this event, Government represented by the SEPFOPE, workers’ and employers’ organization represented by KSTL and CCITL and the ILO will sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for DWCP to affirm commitment to collaborate in order to promote and advance decent work in Timor-Leste.