Resources: Uzbekistan

  1. Building trade unions capacity in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to recruit informally employed workers into their ranks

    26 May 2022

    More than 40 trade union representatives from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan convened to develop action strategy with a particular focus on the issue of protecting the rights and recruiting people informally employed in the economy into the ranks of trade unions.

  2. The role of social protection and employment promotion as viewed by the young people of Uzbekistan

    25 May 2022

    Uzbekistan’s large young population can make a significant contribution to the country’s ambitious development plans. This report presents perception of more than 8,000 young people about social protection and employment promotion programmes which can be useful pointers to policy makers and development partners when designing such programmes.

  3. Building Trust in Cotton Fields: The ILO’s engagement in Uzbekistan

    18 May 2022

  4. Better Work Feasibility Study launched in Uzbekistan

    10 May 2022

    The Government of Uzbekistan collaborates with ILO’s Better Work Programme to support the policy of diversification and decent work in the garment sector.

  5. 2021 third-party monitoring of child labour and forced labour during the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    28 April 2022

  6. Uzbekistan Public Work Programme proved effective in responding to COVID-19 job crisis

    21 April 2022

    The Uzbekistan Public Work Programme (PWP) was one of the most effective responses to the job-crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. Newsletter #1 -March 2022

    21 April 2022

  8. ILO and Uzbekistan: advancing decent work and human-centered recovery

    31 March 2022

    Uzbekistan’s fast-moving economic and social reforms are instrumental for achieving the Decent Work Agenda through the country's adherence to complying with ILO standards and promoting decent work. This was stated by the participants of the round table entitled “Advancing decent work in Uzbekistan: Human-centred recovery in practice” held on 31 March 2022 in Tashkent.

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    ILO welcomes lifting of Cotton Campaign boycott of Uzbekistan

    14 March 2022

    Agricultural and economic reforms have led to the eradication of systemic child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest.

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    Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour

    01 March 2022

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.