On June 4, 2018, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan Madina Abylkasymova visited Geneva to participate in the 107th session of the International Labor Conference.
The main theme of this year's Conference was the promotion of equality between women and men in the workplace.
In addition, among the issues discussed are the development of social dialogue between governments, workers and employers, the prevention of violence in the world of work, cooperation in the implementation of the goals of sustainable development, the abolition of a number of obsolete conventions and ILO recommendations.
The tripartite delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, employers' organizations and trade unions, takes part in the International Labor Conference.
Within the framework of the visit of Madina Abylkasymova, a number of bilateral meetings were organized, including with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, with Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative Erland Herfindahl, the head of the US delegation, the Director of the International Labor Office of the Department of Labor, Robert Shepard, with the Director of the Bureau of Workers, Ms. Maria-Elena André, and the head of the department for working organizations of workers, S. Glovackas. Meeting with ILO Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Heinz Koller and Head of the Office of the ILO Subregional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Olga Kulaeva.
Within the framework of these and other meetings, the issues of the social insurance reform, the exchange of international experience and seminars, the results of the visit of the ILO mission to Kazakhstan and the implementation of the Roadmap, as well as the participation of trade unions and employers in the social partnership system were discussed.
During the bilateral meeting with the Minister of Labor of Iran in Geneva, Ali Rabia, possible areas for expanding cooperation between the two countries were discussed, including within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding of 2016.
By the way, on June 7, 2018, the World Summit of Labor will be held within the framework of the conference, which will discuss the importance of employment and decent work for achieving peace and sustainable development. The conference will last until June 8, 2018.
Recall that Kazakhstan since 1992 is a member of the International Labor Organization, and fulfills its obligations to the ILO, in accordance with its standards and national practices.
Over the years of joint work with the ILO, Kazakhstan has ratified
24 conventions (8 fundamental, 4 directives, 12 out of 177 technical ones), obligations under which are implemented in the country's legislation.