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Press release: Geneva: Meeting Purišić - Ryder

Press release: Geneva: Meeting Purišić - Ryder
Published date: 26.01.2018 10:00 | Author: mrss

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On January 22, 2018 Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr. Kemal Purišić met Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and Mr. Heinz Koller, Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Europe and Central Asiaof the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The topic of the meeting was the cooperation between the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the ILO.

Director-General Ryder said he is satisfied with the fulfillment of obligations arising from Montenegro's ILO membership. He praised the cooperation with Montenegro and pledged full support and technical cooperation in the development of the new Decent Work Country Programme for 2018-2020.

Speaking about the importance of the Decent Work Country Programme for Montenegro in the 2015-2017 period, the activities and results achieved through this Programme, Minister Purisic expressed satisfaction with the development of the new Programme for 2018-2020 and stressed the need for normative expert assistance. On the basis of previous good experience, the Minister asked that when designing the new programme, a coordinator for its implementation is appointed.

After meeting with high level representatives of the ILO, a delegation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare had a discussion at the expert level with Colin Fenwick, Head and Valerie Van Goethem, Officer of the Labour Law and Reform Unit, as well as Karen Curtis, Deputy Director of the NORMES Department, in charge of the European region.

At this meeting, the process of drafting legislation in the field of labour law and employment policy was presented, which is expected to improve labour market opportunities through the creation of an enabling business environment. By attracting investments and increasing employment, the suppression of the gray economy and better protection of employees' rights can be expected.

The delegation stressed that advisory assistance and support coming from the International Labour Organization aiming at better implementation of ILO standards in the country's legislative framework during the process of drafting a set of laws was of crucial importance. 

PR Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare