Decent Work Country Programme Priorities High on the Agenda in Tajikistan

Results of the completed Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) were summed up in Dushanbe, and priorities of the new programme for 2018-2022 were identified. This will be the fourth DWCP to be signed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and its constituents in Tajikistan.

News | 13 March 2018
DUSHANBE, REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN  (ILO News) – Representatives of the Tajik government, employers and workers discussed with a high-profile ILO delegation priorities of the new Decent Work Country Programme for 2018-2022 here today.

In his opening statement, Emin Sanginzoda, First Deputy Minister of Labour, Migration and Employment of the Population, called DWCP  “an important tripartite instrument that contributes to the sustainable development of the country.” “It is through this Programme that the ILO constituents – government, employers and trade unions – formulate their decent work priorities and incorporate these priorities into national strategies and development plans,” he said.

Emin Sanginzoda identified formalization of informal employment, security and occupational safety and health for migrant workers, vocational education system development, youth employment, development of skills that are relevant for modern economy, conformity of educational system with enterprises’ demands as priorities for the new programme.
Summing up the results of the Decent Work Country Programme for 2015-2017, Azizbek Sharipov, chairman of the Union of Employers of the Republic of Tajikistan, said that the Programme fully meets the aims and objectives of the social partners.

According to Ismoil Fayzizoda, deputy chairman of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Тajikistan, the republics now has an efficient social dialogue system, also within the framework of the national Tripartite Commission on the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations.

“Since June 2015, when the previous DWCP was signed, much has changed in the country, in the world, and in the International Labour Organization. The UN has adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals must be specifically addressed in the new DWCP, because they form the basis for our work,” said  Olga Koulaeva, director of the ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “In addition, the Republic of Tajikistan has adopted new directions of the national development strategy, and we aim to feflect these priorities in the DWCP as well.”

The afternoon session was devoted to group work. The groups formulated DWCP priorities in such areas as social dialogue, employment, conditions of work and social protection.

The new programme will be broadly discussed at all levels. The first draft Decent Work Country Programme will be presented in May this year.