Decent Work Country Programme for Ukraine 2016-2019

The Programme, which was developed with the participation of the Ukrainian government, employers’ organizations and trade unions, focuses on three jointly agreed key priorities: promoting employment and sustainable enterprises for stability and growth, promoting effective social dialogue and enhancing social protection and conditions of work.

Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) promote decent work as both a key component of development policies and as a national policy objective of governments and social partners.

The Decent Work Country Programme represents a medium-term planning framework that guides the work of the ILO in a country in accordance with priorities and objectives agreed upon with its tripartite constituents.

This DWCP and its priorities and outcomes are agreed upon after an extensive process of tripartite consultations with ILO’s constituents in the country. The identified strategic priorities and outcomes will be pursued during the period 2016-2019 through joint action of the authorities and social partners in Ukraine on the one hand, and the ILO on the other hand. The Programme takes into account development planning activities in the country, such as the National Poverty Reduction Strategy and the Sustainable Development Strategy “Ukraine – 2020”. It specifies country-level interventions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG1 (No Poverty), SDG5 (Gender Equality) and SDG10 (Reduced Inequalities), and informs the United Nations Partnership Framework 2018-2022.