Meeting of CIS Advisory Council for Labour, Migration and Social Protection

On 17 November, St. Petersburg hosted the 30th anniversary meeting of the Advisory Council for Labour, Migration and Social Protection of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) member states.

News | 17 November 2017
The high-level event was attended by the CIS Minsters of employment and social policy and chaired by Maxim Topilin, Russian Minister of Labour and Social Protection.

The parties discussed the some of the outcomes of CIS member states cooperation in the social and labour spheres and future objectives. They also examined the implementation of the CIS Economic Development Strategy till 2020, the Conceptual Framework for incremental transition to a common labour market and labour migration regulation throughout the CIS, and Priority Actions for its realisation in 2017-2020. In particular, the ministerial meeting focused on ICT applications in the social and labour spheres. In addition to this, the meeting participants examined the challenges of population ageing and approaches to providing better social services for the elderly.

In his address, Mikhail Pouchkin, Senior Employment Specialist with the ILO Moscow Office, referred to the shared challenges caused by the unprecedented pace and scale of changes in the world of work and concluded that "consistent promotion of decent work principles in the context of economic volatility, expansion of digital economy and fundamental changes in the nature of labour relations is a reliable recipe for sustained and inclusive growth both in the CIS countries and globally."