Country brief # 3

Promoting Decent Work and Gender Equality in Yemen

ILO has had long standing development experience in Yemen, mainly through technical advisory work and technical cooperation projects in partnership with its core constituents: the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MOSAL), the Yemen General Federation of Workers’ Trade Union and the Federation of the Yemeni Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Two main programmatic frameworks regulate the work of the ILO in Yemen: the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2007-2011) and the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) agreed upon by the ILO and the Yemeni constituents in September 2008. The DWCP is a strategic and operational framework for ILO interventions and expresses the common commitment of the government, workers and employers’ organizations to collaborate with the technical assistance of the ILO on specific outcomes aimed at ensuring opportunities for women and men to obtain decent work. It responds to current national priorities and supports the existing policy framework.