The ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi ends this year strong, with the launch of its Decent Work Country Programme for India 2023-2027. After over a year of consultations and deliberations with the tripartite constituents, the DWCP was launched on 20 December, in the presence of Mr Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator in India, Ms Arti Ahuja, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Sougata Roy Choudhury, Employers Federation of India, Mr Ashok Singh, ILO Governing Body Member (Workers), and Mr Ravindra Himte, Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh.
The DWCP contributes to India’s national priorities of generating adequate decent, productive job opportunities, creating sustainable livelihoods for citizens, ensuring adequate social protection systems (particularly for the workers in the informal economy), creating an enabling environment for increasing women’s participation in the labour market, establishing an ecosystem for skilling, and promoting a culture of innovation-based entrepreneurship.
The DWCP aligns with the ILO’s global vision and has a triad of strategic priorities that reflect the aspirations of the tripartite constituents for the next five years, which are:
- ILS and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work promoted, social dialogue strengthened, and constituents supported for effective policy responses
- Full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including through formalization and a just transition
- Promote and strengthen institutions to enable all workers, especially the marginalized and vulnerable, to improve their employment outcomes and progressively achieve universal social protection