Partners Thank ILO Office Director Dimitrina Dimitrova for Productive Cooperation

On 30 September 2016, Dimitrina Dimitrova, Director of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, completed her term in our region.

News | 30 September 2016
Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection, visits the ILO Office to thank Dimitrina Dimitrova for productive cooperation
Speaking at the farewell ceremony at the UN House in Moscow, Ms Dimitrova said: “We are proud to say that the past four years were marked by very close and productive cooperation between the ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the constituents in the countries from the subregion. This resulted in strengthened institutional and expert capacity of Ministries of Labour, tripartite social dialogue commissions, Labour Inspectorates, Public Employment Services.

With Alexander Shokhin, RUIE President
The ILO’s  technical support was focused on  the national development strategies and broadening the  range of  issues for mutual cooperation. Now our cooperation covers employment promotion objectives, youth employment, labour law, skills development, social protection and OSH, among others. The increased support for the constituents was underpinned by successful fund raising of the ILO Office in Moscow to reach in 2016 nine technical cooperation projects. Another notable development is that partnership with donors has gone beyond the ILO traditional donors and between 2012 and 2016 the Russian government emerged as a major one. The first ever public-private partnership with the Russian company LUKOIL has contributed to the promotion of youth employment in the CIS region and beyond.”

With Mikhail Shmakov, Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia
Dimitrina Dimitrova spoke highly about the innovative initiatives of the Russian Federation made during the country’s presidency in G20 and BRICS. She also noted a record number of the ILO Conventions ratified by Russia in the past four years.

The ILO Office Director awarded the RUIE and FITUR Badges of Honour
Russian ILO constituents: Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Lyubov Yeltsova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and Mikhail Shmakov, Chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia thanked Ms. Dimitrova for the productive cooperation and wished her every success in her new position at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva.

A letter of appreciation signed by the Minister of Labour and Social Protection Maxim Topilin says, "The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection is thankful to Ms. Dimitrova for her close and fruitful cooperation with the Russian Federation, her contribution to the implementation of the Programme of Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the ILO, her invaluable assistance in carrying out numerous joint activities in the frameworks of G20 and BRICS”.