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.

News | 07 November 2017
The DWT/CO Moscow coordinates the ILO's activities in ten countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Its key areas of work include support of decent work country  programmes in the region and promotion of social dialogue, employment, occupational safety and health, etc.

According to Olga Koulaeva, of the ten countries covered by the DWT/CO, Russia demonstrates the best results in terms of ratification of relevant ILO conventions.

It was decided to organise a visit for State Duma members and staff of the Committee on Labour, Social Policy and Veterans' Affairs to the ILO DWT Country Office to facilitate a more in-depth understanding of the methods and principles of its work and to support further collaboration for promoting better legislation and protection of rights at work.

In addition to this, the meeting participants discussed plans for the State Duma to host an exhibition to mark the ILO's centenary in 2019. The Committee will provide direct assistance in organising the event.