1. Webinar 5 presentation: "The Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery"

    18 November 2021

  2. Webinar 5 presentation: "Economic growth and employment" Duncan Campbell and Philippe Egger

    18 November 2021

  3. Webinar 5 presentation: "Economic growth and employment"

    18 November 2021

  4. Newsletter #3 - October 2021

    28 October 2021

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

    26 October 2021

    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.

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

    04 October 2021

    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.

  7. Webinar 4 presentation: "On-the-job training in Azerbaijan"

    22 July 2021

  8. Webinar 4 presentation: "Education and employment"

    22 July 2021

  9. Newsletter #2 - Juny 2021

    15 July 2021

  10. Research on youth entrepreneurship stimulation in Georgia: understanding the barriers and recommending reform interventions

    08 July 2021