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    Occupational Safety and Health

    Ukraine ratifies the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170)

    07 December 2023

    Ukraine is the 24th country to have ratified Convention NO. 170

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    Child labour

    ILO supports an improved normative framework and better capacities to combat child labour in Serbia

    01 December 2023

    The ILO project “Measurement, awareness-raising and policy engagement to accelerate action against child labour and forced labour” (MAP16) funded by USDOL generated critical knowledge to inform policies and supported concrete measures to address child labour in Serbia, also paving the way for further action.

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    International Labour Standards

    North Macedonia ratifies ILO Convention 190 on Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the world of work

    20 October 2023

    Following the Macedonian Parliament ratification of ILO Convention 190 on Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work in June 2023, North Macedonia deposited the instrument of ratification of the Convention with the Director-General of the ILO on 20 October. The country is the ninth in Europe to ratify the Convention, which ensures dignity and respect for all workers.

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    Local Employment Partnerships

    Beneficiary story: With ILO assistance, two young Roma women "embroider" their way into the world of business in Moldova

    25 September 2023

    Half a year ago, the twin sisters Ana and Anastasia Dohan from the town of Soroca, located in the northern part of Moldova, did not know how to handle the needle and the thread. Today, they create small tales on canvas and shape their future on the job market.

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    Staff news

    Retrospective on challenges and successes - Interview with Markus Pilgrim, Director of ILO Central and Eastern Europe stepping down

    29 August 2023

    Markus Pilgrim retires after long and successful service at the ILO. During his tenure as Director, the ILO Central and Eastern Europe Office managed to further raise its profile as a specialised technical agency on world of work issues and to expand its portfolio.

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    ILO Sustainable and Resilient Enterprises (SURE) Programme

    Ukrainian companies invest in future, despite the war

    15 August 2023

    The massive destruction caused by the war in Ukraine has not prevented employers from taking part in an ILO-supported training programme on business continuity and resilience.

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    Ukraine recovery

    Ukrainian trade unions reaffirm their commitment to actively contribute to Ukraine’s rebuilding

    28 July 2023

    During a meeting in Kyiv, trade unions and international partners discussed ways to protect workers' rights, during and after the war, and to contribute to the rebuilding of Ukraine

  8. Employment opportunity in Kyiv

    Vacancy announcement - National Project Coordinator - NOA (DC) 1- Kyiv, Ukraine

    27 July 2023

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    Ukraine recovery

    ILO, IOM help pave road for post-war labour market in Ukraine

    20 July 2023

    On 12-13 July, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a workshop in Kyiv with key government stakeholders from Ukraine, including the Ministry of Economy to discuss current and future labour market challenges in Ukraine, and the policies and capacities required to address them. 

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    Trade unions

    Workers’ rights in Europe in decline, says ITUC Global Rights Index 2023

    10 July 2023

    In July 2023, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its 10th Global Rights Index. The report paints a grim picture of workers’ rights around the globe. According to ITUC, Europe is no longer a bastion of workers’ rights.