Meeting of Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs Held in Baku

Salim Muslumov: "Equal opportunities for implementing their right to free choice of labour and employment have been created for all citizens in Azerbaijan".

News | 26 May 2017

A system of guarantees to enable all members of society to participate equally in the labour market without any discrimination has been established in Azerbaijan and is continuously improved based on international standards.

This was emphasised by Salim Muslumov, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population and Chairman of the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs, consisting of representatives of his Ministry, the Trade Unions Confederation and the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers') Organisations of Azerbaijan.

The meeting discussed the document “Surveillance and immediate inquiry” adopted by the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards and featuring the country’s progress in the implementation of ILO Convention No. 111 "On discrimination in the field of labour and employment".

Speaking about equal opportunities for women and men in Azerbaijan to participate in the sphere of labour and employment, Salim Muslumov noted as a positive trend that the growth in women’s employment has exceeded the increase in the number of women in economically active population.

According to the minister, there is a continuous focus on the country’s obligations arising from ILO Convention No. 111 "On discrimination in the field of labour and employment".

The meeting featured a detailed discussion by the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs of the document "Surveillance and immediate inquiry" adopted by the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards and summarising the country’s progress in the implementation of ILO Convention No. 111. The Commission also focused on further measures such as preparation and submission of additional and detailed information to the Committee concerning the country’s efforts to create equal opportunities in labour and employment, to implement a system of continuous and flexible monitoring in this sphere, to promote social partnership mechanisms, and to take steps in the tripartite  format.