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31 May 2024, 13:28

Minsk hosts meeting to discuss employment in CIS

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MINSK, 31 May (BelTA) – The CIS headquarters hosted a meeting to discuss initiatives and proposals to implement the CIS employment promotion agreement, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, the CIS Executive Committee and the General Confederation of Trade Unions.

The CIS employment promotion agreement was signed by the heads of government of the CIS member states and came into force in 2022. It provides for cooperation in 11 key areas, including creating conditions for a common labor market, employment promotion, adaptation of migrant workers and teaching migrants the language, history, culture and law of a host state, short-term training programs, expansion of employment opportunities for vulnerable population groups, increase in labor mobility, development and integration of information systems, reduction in informal employment, development of a system of organized recruitment, fight against illegal labor and illegal labor migration.

Currently, the CIS member states are coordinating the draft concept for the phased formation of a common labor market and regulation of labor migration. After it is approved, the CIS Advisory Council on Labor, Employment and Social Security will begin to develop a corresponding comprehensive program in coordination with other interested bodies and the CIS Executive Committee.

During the meeting, experts examined proposals regarding the implementation of the agreement.

The participants of the meeting emphasized the importance of including specific activities in the draft program to establish a common labor market and regulate labor migration in the CIS countries.

A recommendation was issued to continue addressing problems of employment, labor migration regulation, protection of the rights and interests of labor migrants within the framework of the CIS Advisory Council on Labor, Employment and Social Security.
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