ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

  • Meeting in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

    On January 19, 2018, Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) had a meeting with Deborah France-Massin, Director of the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ILO/ACTEMP).

  • A Historical Day of International Cooperation in Azerbaijan

    On 15 December 2017, the ILO together with the UNDP and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSPP) of Azerbaijan signed a letter of Intent, making a commitment to developing their cooperation in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda in Azerbaijan and supporting the MLSPP in the implementation of the National Employment Strategy and expanding the country’s self-employment programme.

  • Discussing HIV/AIDS with Motivational Speaker Svetlana Izambayeva

    'One of our greatest weapons against HIV/AIDS is knowledge. It is part of our HIV/AIDS personnel policy that all United Nations staff should be provided with sufficient, updated information to enable you to protect yourselves and your families from HIV infection and to cope with the presence of AIDS,’ reads the UN Personnel Policy on HIV/AIDS.

  • ILO Project Helps Disadvantaged Young People Enter the Labour Market

    The ILO supports the Agency for Employment of the Perm Territory, Russian Federation, in improving its package of programmes and services to the population. For that purpose, the ILO pilots wage subsidy programme with mentorship targeting disadvantaged young people.

  • Working Meeting at the State Duma

    Yaroslav Nilov, State Duma Member (LDPR) and Chair of the State Duma Committee on Labour, Social Policy and Veterans’ Affairs, held a working meeting with Olga Koulaeva, Director of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. They discussed prospects for cooperation between the ILO and the State Duma Committee and plans to host an exhibition at the Duma to mark the ILO's 100th anniversary.

  • Future of Work through the Eyes of Young Scientists

    On 6 October 2017, in the framework of the XII Science Festival,  the Moscow State University with support of the ILO, hosted the International round table "Future of Work through the eyes of young scientists"  . 

  • Two Training Courses in Maternity Protection Held in Tajikistan

    Between 12 to 16 September 2017, Tajikistan's cities of Kurgan-Tube and Kalaihum (Darvaz) hosted training courses in "Maternity Protection in the Social Security Dimension" as part of constituents' capacity building in dealing with social protection issues.

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (formerly called the ILO Subregional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia; the new name designated in April 2010) has worked in Moscow since 1959. The Office coordinates ILO activities in ten countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


  1. © Huang jiexian / Imaginechina 2018

    Social justice for migrant workers is in everyone’s interest

    20 February 2018

    Fair treatment for the world’s 150 million migrant workers is in everyone’s interest, and requires labour migration to be well-governed and effective, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. © Carsten ten Brink 2018

    ILO reports important progress on child labour and forced labour in Uzbek cotton fields

    13 February 2018

    Monitoring team finds strong political will from central government to end fundamental labour rights’ violations during the 2017 cotton harvest: Child labour is no longer an issue, while forced labour is being systematically addressed.

  3. How to promote Social Dialogue in Georgia

    12 February 2018

    Georgia recently ratified the ILO Convention on Tripartite Consultation N°144. In this interview, Irakli Petriashvili, President of the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) shared his views about the benefits of social dialogue in Georgia. As President of the ITUC’s Pan European Regional Council-PERC, M. Petriashvili also stressed the role of governments and social partners in strengthening social dialogue and tripartism in the Eastern Europe region.

  4. Priorities of the National OSH Programme Discussed in Bishkek

    10 February 2018

    At the request of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, a round-table on “”Priorities for inclusion in the National OSH Programme of the Kyrgyz Republic for the years 2018-2022, and other issues, related to the Programme» was held in Bishkek on 8-9 February 2018.

  5. © Ingmar Zahorsky 2018

    ILO, OECD call for tapping immigrants’ contribution to foster economic transformation

    24 January 2018

    New report shows that negative perceptions of immigrants are often unjustified as their impact on labour markets, economic growth and public finance in developing countries is generally positive, although relatively limited.