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The delegation of the Republic of Moldova participated in the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference

The delegation of the Republic of Moldova, headed by the Minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family, Stela Grigoraș, participated at the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference, which took place during 5-16 June 2017. The event gathered representatives of governments, employers and workers from 187 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The International Labour Conference is an annual high level forum of the ILO, for the discussion of the political priorities in labour area and negotiating international labour standards. During the current session a series of important issues for the global community were addressed, such as: labour migration, security and health at the workplace, employment and decent work, climate change and respect of women’s rights at the workplace. ILC participants have also elected the members of the ILO Governing Body for the period 2017-2020.

During the session, Minister Stela Grigoraș delivered a statement. She reiterated Government’s commitment to cooperate with social partners from the Republic of Moldova in promoting decent work and social justice, creating decent work conditions and eliminating discrimination at the workplace. Referring to the report the ILO Director General with regard to work in a changing climate, Minister Grigoraș mentioned that the Republic of Moldova align itself to the initiative on transition towards a green economy that promote decent work opportunities as well as environment protection.

In the margins of the session, the delegation of the Republic of Moldova held a meeting with the ILO Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Heinz Koller and the Director of the ILO Office in Budapest Antonio Graziosi. The parties discussed about the progress made by the Republic of Moldova and the development opportunities in the area of labour and employment in our country, including Government’s priorities regarding the drafting of a law on wages in the public sector, strengthening of the capacities of coordinating authorities in the area of security and health at work by improving their professional and organisational capacities and organizing staff trainings, as well as improvement of methodological capacities for organizing inspections.