INTERDEPARTMENTAL ROUND TABLE TO DISCUSS THE PROSPECTS FOR COOPERATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION
On November 15, 2022, an Interdepartmental round table was held in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the participation of the delegation of the International Labor Organization headed by Ms. Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labor Standards Department of the ILO.
From the Turkmen side, the round table was attended by deputy heads of 14 ministries and departments of the country, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Center of Trade Unions and others.
The main topic of the round table is the discussion of the prospects for cooperation with the International Labor Organization in such an important area as ensuring decent work in general, and in the cotton industry in particular.
During an interactive confidential dialogue, representatives of the Turkmen side and international experts of the ILO shared their views and proposals on addressing the issues of ensuring decent work in Turkmenistan in the cotton sector in full compliance with the provisions of the conventions and recommendations of the ILO.
Such a format of discussion allowed the Turkmen side to get acquainted with the vision of the ILO experts on this issue in relation to Turkmenistan, share our capabilities and needs and outline the range of tasks of the project in legal and practical terms.