The Programme of Cooperation between Russia and the International Labour Organization May be Extended

25 January 2016 – During their meeting in the city of Ufa today, the Russian Minister of Labour Maxim Topilin and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discussed the continued cooperation between the Russian Federation and the ILO on the basis of the bilateral cooperation programme.

News | 25 January 2016
The Programme of Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the ILO for 2013-2016 was signed on 11 December 2012 during the High Level Conference on Decent Work in Moscow. The programme is aimed at achieving greater efficiency in the implementation of fundamental principles and rights in the world of work, enhancing the employment, developing the labour market and improving the social protection system.

“We are prepared, in the near future, to start drafting a programme of cooperation for the period of time to follow,” Minister Maxim Topilin said at the meeting. “We need to identify new issues for research and [new scopes for joint] activities." According to the head of the Russian Labour Ministry, the new programme may reflect such issues as legalization of labour relations, occupational safety, youth unemployment, the employment of disabled persons, strengthening of social partnership and others.

The programme of cooperation may be signed at the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference to be held in Geneva next June.