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    Local Employment Partnerships

    Beneficiary story: With ILO assistance, two young Roma women "embroider" their way into the world of business in Moldova

    25 September 2023

    Half a year ago, the twin sisters Ana and Anastasia Dohan from the town of Soroca, located in the northern part of Moldova, did not know how to handle the needle and the thread. Today, they create small tales on canvas and shape their future on the job market.

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    Staff news

    Retrospective on challenges and successes - Interview with Markus Pilgrim, Director of ILO Central and Eastern Europe stepping down

    29 August 2023

    Markus Pilgrim retires after long and successful service at the ILO. During his tenure as Director, the ILO Central and Eastern Europe Office managed to further raise its profile as a specialised technical agency on world of work issues and to expand its portfolio.

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    ILO Sustainable and Resilient Enterprises (SURE) Programme

    Ukrainian companies invest in future, despite the war

    15 August 2023

    The massive destruction caused by the war in Ukraine has not prevented employers from taking part in an ILO-supported training programme on business continuity and resilience.

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    Ukraine recovery

    Ukrainian trade unions reaffirm their commitment to actively contribute to Ukraine’s rebuilding

    28 July 2023

    During a meeting in Kyiv, trade unions and international partners discussed ways to protect workers' rights, during and after the war, and to contribute to the rebuilding of Ukraine

  5. Employment opportunity in Kyiv

    Vacancy announcement - National Project Coordinator - NOA (DC) 1- Kyiv, Ukraine

    27 July 2023

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    Ukraine recovery

    ILO, IOM help pave road for post-war labour market in Ukraine

    20 July 2023

    On 12-13 July, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a workshop in Kyiv with key government stakeholders from Ukraine, including the Ministry of Economy to discuss current and future labour market challenges in Ukraine, and the policies and capacities required to address them. 

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    Trade unions

    Workers’ rights in Europe in decline, says ITUC Global Rights Index 2023

    10 July 2023

    In July 2023, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its 10th Global Rights Index. The report paints a grim picture of workers’ rights around the globe. According to ITUC, Europe is no longer a bastion of workers’ rights.

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    Three essential questions

    How can the ILO support Georgia in its EU accession?

    10 July 2023

    In our interview series with leading economists, researchers and policy-makers, we interviewed Tinatin Akhvlediani, PhD, Research Fellow at the Center for European Policy Studies. She shared how she sees the enlargement policy of the EU evolving, and spoke about the experience of the newest EU member Croatia. We also asked her how she thinks the ILO can best serve Georgia.

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    Decent Work Country Programme

    North Macedonia and ILO sign framework programme for cooperation to deliver decent work

    04 July 2023

    The ILO, the Government, trade unions, and employers' organizations of North Macedonia have signed the new framework programme for cooperation with the ILO that will guide the work on delivering decent work in 2023-2025 in the country.

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    EU accession

    ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe will also serve Georgia

    03 July 2023

    At the request of the Georgian ILO constituents the ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe will support Georgia as of July 2023. Georgia has sought political and economic integration in the European Union since joining the Eastern Partnership in 2009. The country applied for candidate status in 2022 after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Georgian constituents want to access the experiences on EU accession from peer countries of the sub region (e.g. Western Balkan, Moldova, Ukraine).