Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.14 / Trend, A.Akhundov /
A state program will be adopted to protect labor and monitor the situation in the labor market in Azerbaijan, the Draft Development Concept "Azerbaijan - 2020: The Vision of The Future" says.
"Measures will be taken to create safe and healthy working environment for citizens and a state program adopted to protect labor and monitor the situation in the labor market. A national labor and employment information system will be created, a system put in place to monitor and analyze the labor market and measures taken to prevent unofficial employment," the draft says.
The social protection system will be further improved, the material and technical
infrastructure of state bodies providing social services reinforced, their types and network expanded and the sector of similar non-state and non-commercial organizations developed. The number of social apartments (homes) will be increased and the legal access for sensitive population to these apartments ensured. Social benefits will be unified and measures taken to increase them. The system of benefits to families with children will be improved.
In order to create a modern social protection system and reduce poverty, the procedure for identifying family needs for social aid will be improved and living standards continuously raised to align with the needs criteria.
"The effectiveness of social aid will be enhanced through the application of modern
social technologies and, along with the existing system of targeted social assistance,
active social aid programs (self-support, low-interest social loans) applied.
Incomplete, low-income, many-children families and those who have adopted
children deprived of parental care will be provided with further support and measures
taken to enhance the guardianship system. The network of rehabilitation centers for
underage children and community-based facilities for children with disabilities will be established in districts," the draft says.
"To prevent handicapped people's isolation from society and provide them with unhindered access to the social infrastructure, new projects will be implemented and more social and professional rehabilitation facilities established to increase employment opportunities. The opportunities for handicapped people to use the ICT resources to obtain information will be expanded," the draft says.
"IDPs housing conditions will be improved, social infrastructure in IDP settlements
modernized, jobs opened to increase their employment rate, micro-credits provided, IDP
youths supported, professional training, etc. provided. Also, community development and health programs will be expanded, new buildings constructed and equipped for the
educational and health facilities operating in run-down buildings. The "Major Return"
program will be prepared jointly with international financial institutions and UN agencies, in particular the UNHCR, and the public regularly updated," the draft says.
International cooperation in improving labor migration regulations will be continued
and the sending of Azerbaijani citizens to foreign countries as labor migrants aligned with international practices. Measures will be taken to develop effective social support
procedures for refugees from other countries, prevent illegal labor migration into the country and strengthen the social security of Azerbaijani citizens working abroad.