Discussion of ILO Programmes to Combat Child Labour in Kyrgyzstan

On 8 August 2017, Osh, Kyrgyzstan, Vice Mayor Nurbek Kadyrov met with Tino Clemens of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Press release | 09 August 2017
They discussed workplans under the ongoing ILO programmes in the Kyrgyz Republic, in particular, ILO Project Combating child labour in Central Asia: Commitment becomes  Action (PROACT CAR), and others.

According to Vice Mayor Nurbek Kadyrov, the Government of Germany has been supporting a number of projects in Kyrgyzstan, including those implemented in Osh in partnership with the ILO, such as PROACT CAR and a project for promoting and strengthening the child labour monitoring (CLM) system as part of social protection in Osh.

Vice Mayor Kadyrov said, "Work is underway to introduce sustainable mechanisms for identifying [children in child labour] and providing them with social support and access to school and vocational education." In particular, the Vice Mayor mentioned the Mol- bulak Rehabilitation Centre working to help children affected by child labour and facing difficult life circumstances return to school for proper education and social integration.

The parties expressed their confidence that reviewing the effect of currently supported activities will bring good results and highlight priority areas for cooperation.

Bolotbek Orokov, national coordinator for Kyrgyzstan and Amina Kurbanova, national project coordinator in Kyrgyzstan participated in the working meetings.

Source: turmush.kg