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  1. Leadership and management training for ILO staff in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    28 March 2024

    Director, specialists and programme officer of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered to undertake leadership and management training in the context of multiple crises. The exercise served to enhance skills for effective teamwork and use of technologies that enable multi-stakeholder collaboration from various locations.

  2. ILO Participatory Gender Audit: facilitators from Uzbekistan receive certificates

    01 March 2024

    On 26 February – 1 March 2024, Tashkent hosted the final stage of the ILO Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) organized for facilitators by the ILO International Training Centre (Turin). Ten regional representatives of the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan (FTUU) participated in the 5-week training programme both online and in the face-to-face format.

  3. Uzbekistan and ILO work on roadmap to advance Decent Work Agenda

    24 February 2024

    A round table held in Tashkent on February 23, 2024, chaired by the Republican Tripartite Commission, marked a significant milestone in Uzbekistan's journey towards bolstering its labour landscape.


  1. Social protection in case of job loss: possible options to expand the coverage with unemployment protection programmes in Uzbekistan

    This national report was drafted under the guidance of the International Labour Organization (ILO) team within the UN Joint Programme on Social Protection in Uzbekistan funded by the Joint SDG Fund. The purpose of this report is to provide options for expanding the degree of coverage Uzbekistan’s unemployment protection programmes provide through a) the design of a general social insurance legal framework with an emphasis on strengthened unemployment insurance; and b) proposing options for a gradual extension of the coverage unemployment protection provides, starting with groups of workers in the informal economy that have the capacity to contribute. The report can serve as a background document to be used in deliberations as part of the Republican Tripartite Commission, working groups and policy makers drafting the Strategy for Social Protection for 2022-2030, Employment Strategy and Poverty Reduction Strategy to design measures aimed at strengthening protection against unemployment in the medium and long terms. Additionally, the report can be used by social partners to dovetail their actions and advocacy efforts.

  2. Application of key labour law provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Russian Federation

    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented countries with unprecedented challenges. While understandable given the unprecedented scale of the economic impact, one of the questions that can be asked in this respect is whether businesses that terminated workers and/or reduced their working hours, did so in compliance with the requirements of the labour laws of their respective countries. To shed some light on this question, the ILO commissioned research in five countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, namely Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation. Researchers considered whether or not key provisions related to 1) the termination of employment; 2) the reduction of working hours; 3) annual leave; and 4) emergency provisions (i.e. state of emergency, force majeure, etc.) were applied in practiceю Based on the findings of the research, the report recommends that Government, in consultation with the social partners, ensure that legislative frameworks are emergency responsive and that a strategic compliance system is in place within which relevant institutions, such as courts and labour inspection services, can provide effective compliance guidance through the provision of advisory services and effective enforcement.

  3. The role of social protection and employment promotion as viewed by the young people of Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan’s large young population can make a significant contribution to the country’s ambitious development plans. This report presents perception of more than 8,000 young people about social protection and employment promotion programmes which can be useful pointers to policy makers and development partners when designing such programmes.

  4. Policy Note. Selection of policy options for unemployment and maternity benefits in Uzbekistan to support the transition from informal to formal employment

    The purpose of this policy note is to document the rationale for and process surrounding the selection of options for an improved maternity and unemployment benefit system in Uzbekistan.

  5. Women and the World of Work in Uzbekistan. Towards Gender Equality and Decent Work for All. 2nd edition updated in 2023

  6. Advancing Gender Equality and Decent Work in Uzbekistan. A Compendium of the Conference: Pathways to gender equality and decent work in Uzbekistan with Country Cases and Policy Recommendations

  7. The role of social protection and employment promotion as viewed by the young people of Uzbekistan


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    Voluntary Peer Review of Youth Employment Policies in the CIS

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is implementing an innovative project intended to assist in the fight against youth unemployment in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Georgia.