ILO DIRECTOR GENERAL PRESENTED WITH INSTRUMENT OF RATIFICATION BY TURKMENISTAN OF CONVENTION NO. 122 ON EMPLOYMENT POLICY
On April 14, 2021, a ceremony was held in Geneva in video format to present the ILO Director General Guy Ryder of the instrument on the ratification of Convention 122 of the International Labor Organization on Employment Policy, signed by the President of Turkmenistan.
During the ceremony, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan A.Khaljanov noted Turkmenistan's commitment to constructive dialogue with authoritative international organizations, in particular with the International Labor Organization.
As a full member of the ILO since September 1993 and having ratified 10 ILO Conventions, 8 of which are fundamental, Turkmenistan fully supports the main provisions of the Organization and practical approaches to improving the quality of life through the creation of decent work as an important goal at the national level, thereby implementing the universally recognized norms and principles of the provisions of the ILO into national legislation.
Expressing gratitude to the Turkmen side for active cooperation with the International Labor Organization, G. Ryder welcomed the efforts of Turkmenistan for the systematic strengthening and improvement of the national legislative base of Turkmenistan and stressed that Turkmenistan became the 115th country to ratify Convention No. 122.
The Committee considered the Change N1 to the Grant Agreement between Georgia and USA of December 22, 2015 on Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth.
The Deputy-Finance Minister, Giorgi Kakauridze spoke about the changes. As noted, the project aims at improvement of economic management and administration, establishment of global business standards, increase of competitiveness in target sectors, effective management of natural resources of Georgia and creation of market-oriented job opportunities.
The change envisages increase of the allocation by USAID with 13.1 ml USD. The total allocation constitutes 57,298,636 USD. The grant amount also increases with 14 ml. 970 k. USD.
The project directions remain unchanged: conflict mitigation and reconciliation; education; infrastructure; agriculture; private sector competitiveness and environment. The grant for agricultural activities has increased with 700 000 USD to constitute 3 ml. 260 k. USD. The Committee supported the document.
The Committee considered and endorsed the supervisory plan of the spring session, envisaging hearing information about various agricultural activities and respective decision-making.