2030 Agenda for sustainable development

Employment and skills in the sustainable development era

The largest event dedicated to employment, job creation and skills is organized on December 15, 2016 in Chisinau

Press release | 16 December 2016
The Republic of Moldova is engaged to support the new 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, which has the purpose to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable and inclusive global development in the next 15 years.

How realistic is this agenda for Moldova, and particularly its 8th goal to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all?

This was the purpose of a meeting on December 15, 2016 in Chisinau, where public officials, civil society, UN agencies, development partners, local and foreign experts, employers and trade unions, young men and women met to discuss solutions for development, national and sectoral policies, structural reforms and how to create more and better jobs in Moldova.

The National Conference entitled Development of skills and promotion of employment: addressing multiple challenges was addressed by Mrs. Scai, vice-minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family who highlighted:

“The priorities of the Government with respect to growth of welfare and social cohesion are related to the development of qualifications to achieve a better labour productivity, competitiveness, employment opportunities and access to lifelong learning services.”

“Today’s call for such open discussions comes at an propitious time, when there is great need for promoting and implementing specific and impactful employment policy interventions that leave no one behind”, mentioned Stefan Liller, Deputy Resident Representative United Nations Development Programme.

Ala Lipciu, ILO National Coordinator emphasized that productive employment and decent work is the major route out of poverty, it needs to be a key objective of national development programmes and should receive greater attention in policy dialogue.

A new project to create “Improved decent work opportunities for youth through knowledge, action and improved employment policies” was launched during the conference to support the efforts of the Republic of Moldova to promote a national Decent Work Agenda. The project will be implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

A new ILO report on “Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Republic of Moldova’’ was also presented at the conference to sparkle public discourse and inform appropriate actions.

The event was organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

For additional information: Violeta Vrabie, project coordinator, ILO, mobile: +373 78 11 33 90, email: vrabie@ilo.org