Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:
Azerbaijan is the leader among the CIS countries on addressing youth employment issues, Minister for Labour and Social Protection of Population of Azerbaijan Salim Muslimov said.
He made the remarks June 16 at a conference in Baku dedicated to the preparation of decent work program for 2016-2020.
"Azerbaijan is the only CIS country included by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in ten leading countries on addressing youth employment issues," he said. "Employment strategy approved by Azerbaijani president in 2005, as well as other state programs, is highly appreciated on many international forums."
The minister also emphasized the importance of the ILO's activities to solve the issues with the youth employment in Azerbaijan.
"It should be noted that the ILO carried out a lot of work in Azerbaijan within the Partnership for youth employment in the CIS project," Muslimov said. "Azerbaijan also took the first place in the competition held by the ILO for the best practical approach to the youth employment in the CIS, and was awarded a special diploma of the organization."