“We pay particular attention to social dialogue that brings together government and employers’ and workers’ organizations. It is a the key instrument to build public confidence and support the measures needed to overcome the crisis,” said Tanzila Narbaeva. “The anti-crisis measures undertaken by Uzbekistan echo the ILO’s four-pillar policy framework for tackling the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.”
The anti-crisis measures undertaken by Uzbekistan echo the ILO’s four-pillar policy framework for tackling the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis."Tanzila Narbaeva, Chairperson of the Uzbek Senate
“The ILO will continue to support the Government and social partners in their efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General. “I hope that it will be possible to conclude a new Decent Work Country Programme in the near future to have a framework within which this cooperation can be developed together.”
The ILO will continue to support the Government and social partners in their efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis."Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
Employment promotion and improving the quality of jobs is a priority for Uzbekistan with its high demographic pressure on the labour market. “We expect that the ILO will continue to provide its support in the field of strengthening public employment services, the State Labour Inspectorate and the Public Works Fund, and in developing effective measures to reduce the informal economy”, said Nozim Khusanov, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations of Uzbekistan. “We hope that creating decent and high-quality jobs for inclusive economic growth, improving the quality of the labour force and its mobility in post COVID period will become priorities in a new Decent Work Country Programme.”
Adkham Ikramov, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan, focused his statement on the measures to support business. In this regard, he noted a number of regulations recently adopted by the President of Uzbekistan and aimed at supporting business entities as the main generators of new jobs.
Kudratilla Rafikov, Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan, assured that “during the COVID-19 pandemic, trade unions of Uzbekistan are working systematically to ensure protection of workers’ rights and create decent working conditions.”
During the meeting, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, invited the Uzbek constituents to attend the forthcoming ILO Virtual Summit on the World of Work COVID-19 Response and extended a special invitation to the President of Uzbekistan to make a statement at the Summit on behalf of Uzbekistan on 8 of July, at the Global Leaders’ Day.