OIC Labor Center to be located in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
Labor Center of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be located in Baku, as confirmed by the center’s charter adopted at the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Tashkent, according to a joint statement by Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry, as well as ministry of labor and social protection of the country’s population.
The proposal to establish the center was initiated by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev within the Second Session of the Islamic Conference of Labor Ministers (ICLM) held April 2013 in Baku.
He said at the conference that the reforms being held by Azerbaijan are aimed at eliminating unemployment and the country’s experience could be useful for the OIC member states.
He added that the creation of such a structure in Baku may strengthen cooperation of the organization’s member countries.
The proposal of Azerbaijani president received the unanimous support of the OIC member states.
During the subsequent events, the draft charter concept of the structure was prepared and submitted to the OIC member states for consideration.
After the charter is ratified by ten countries, it will enter into force.
Joining efforts to solve issues of employment, social protection of citizens, and coordination of work in this sphere will become the main purpose of the OIC Labor Center.
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