ILO Budapest Newsletter 2017 October

This issue reports on ILO programme developments and new projects in the Central and Eastern European region, and features interviews with staff.

2017 October full issue online

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From the region

Regional workshop for judges promotes application of international labour law at national level
Supreme and higher court judges from several countries of Central and Eastern Europe participated in an ILO workshop with the goal of enhancing their knowledge of international labour standards.

Serbian agency for settling labour disputes a model to replicate in the region

The Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes offers alternative ways of settling individual and collective labour disputes and has a track record of 15,000 cases in the last 10 years, 6,000 of which were successfully resolved.

Review and Planning Meeting of Serbian Decent Work Country Programme
The Belgrade meeting provided a platform for tripartite validation of the findings of the 2013-17 country programme review and served as a kick-off event for planning the next four years of cooperation.

Czech Republic continues to support ILO engagement in Moldova
The Czech Government pledged a new round of financial support to enhance jobs and better schooling decisions in Moldova.

New project for a competitive and innovative private sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina
ILO will participate in a consortium consisting of German GIZ and UNDP to strengthen the competitiveness and innovation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

New ILO interventions in Ukraine and Moldova
In Ukraine, the intervention will focus on enabling access to pensions and benefits for the population affected by the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The Moldovan programme will promote youth employment as the country has a very high number of youth that are neither in employment, education, nor training.

Focus on Ukraine

New report identifies 7 major risks for business development in Ukraine
Representatives of businesses, trade unions, ministries and the International Labour Organisation discussed the preliminary results of the National Report of Enabling Environments for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) at a meeting on 14 September, 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine hosted by the Federation of Ukrainian Employers.

ILO supports Ministry and Labour Service to attain better working conditions and tackle undeclared work

The EU-funded project strives to reform the legal framework on occupational safety and health, labour inspection and the services of the State Labour Service of Ukraine with the goal of achieving better working conditions and reducing undeclared work in the country.

Improving occupational safety in the Ukrainian mining sector
ILO launched a project with Canadian Government funding to reduce work accidents and occupational diseases in the mining industry of Ukraine through a systematic development of modern Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) policies.

ILO People

Markus Pilgrim, New Director at ILO for Central and Eastern Europe Interview

Interview with Antonio Graziosi, Director of ILO-Budapest Stepping Down

Summer Internship Programme at ILO-Budapest