ILO Centenary

Workshop in Armenia to Celebrate the Centenary of the International Labour Organization

On March 14-15, the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia (CTUA) with support of the International Labour Organization organized in Agveran a workshop entitled “The ILO Centenary: Future of Work and the Role of Trade Unions in Promoting Decent Work”.

News | 16 March 2019

Eduard Tumasyan, CTUA Chairman, gave a welcome address. He congratulated all participants with the remarkable date and underlined a special role and importance of the International Labour Organization as well as the benefits of membership and cooperation with the ILO for the country.

Gocha Aleksandria, senior specialist on workers’ activities of the ILO Moscow Office, presented a report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work and the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

Boris Kharatyan, CTUA Deputy Chairman, made a presentation entitled “Social Dialogue in Armenia and its Prospects at Present” and answered the participants’ questions.

Karine Simonyan, coordinator of the ILO Project “Applying the G20 Training Strategy”, made an informative report on decent work and the role of the vocational training and skills development system in providing workers with more opportunities for productive employment in a rapidly evolving labour market.

Nune Hovhannisyan, ILO National Coordinator in Armenia, delivered a presentation entitled “Adapting and Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: ILO Decent Work Country Programme in Armenia”.

The workshop was attended by Mikhail Piliposyan, head of the CTUA Legal Department, chairpersons of the countrywide sectoral unions and representatives of major grassroot unions.

In summing up the outcomes of the workshop, Eduard Tumasyan, CTUA Chairman, stressed the importance of decent work and the need to take further steps to make it a reality.