Azerbaijan chairs conference of labor ministers of NAM member states (PHOTO)
BAKOU, Azerbaijan, June 4
A videoconference meeting of labor ministers of countries participating in the Non-Aligned Movement has started within the framework of the 109th meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO), chaired by Azerbaijan, said the Azerbaijani labor ministry and the social protection of the population. Trend June 4.
In his speech, the Azerbaijani Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, Sahil Babayev, thanked his colleagues for their participation in this important event dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development based on the principles of the United Nations and the concept of decent work of the ministry.
“During its presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement, Azerbaijan reaffirmed its adherence to the principles of the Bandung Conference in this important mission,” Babayev said. “Armed conflicts, along with the financial crisis and environmental degradation, terrorism, international organized crime and extremism, continue to negatively impact millions of people around the world.
Babayev highlighted the devastating impact on lives, jobs, well-being and the labor market of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 170 million people and killed more than 3.5 million people around the world.
“Azerbaijan continues to make efforts to mobilize global measures against the COVID-19 pandemic,” the minister said. “In this context, the Minister underlined the successful holding of the summit of the Contact Group of the Non-Aligned Movement in response to the coronavirus by Azerbaijan in May 2020.”
The Minister also pointed out that the resolution “Guaranteeing equal, inexpensive, rapid and universal access to vaccines against COVID-19” was adopted on the initiative of Azerbaijan, as chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement , during the 46th session of the Human Rights Council.
The Minister spoke about the important role of the Non-Aligned Movement in strengthening international peace and security, expanding cooperation.
“The measures taken by the Azerbaijani government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic were highlighted,” Babayev said.
Babayev also discussed the work to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and ensure macroeconomic and financial stability, adopting a comprehensive socio-economic package worth 3, 5 billion manats, covering almost half of the population.
“To date, the country’s citizens have received more than 2.4 million COVID-19 vaccines as part of the vaccination campaign launched in January 2021,” the minister said.
Babayev briefed the participants of the event on important steps taken in Azerbaijan within the framework of economic processes to further improve the investment and business environment, develop entrepreneurship, strengthen support for local businesses and social reforms.
The Minister informed about the DOST centers created for the transparent and efficient delivery of social services from a single platform.
“The transition to an automatic pension mechanism in our country is an achievement that contributes to improving the quality and modernizing social services,” Babayev said.
“Particular attention has been paid to the prevention of informal employment, the development of skills in line with the demands of the labor market, employment and gender equality and the development of self-employment. », Declared the Minister.
“In response to Armenia’s military provocation on September 27, 2020, Azerbaijani troops carried out a counter-offensive operation and, after winning the 44-day Armenia-Azerbaijan war of Nagorno-Karabakh, liberated the territories occupied Azerbaijan, “the minister said. .
“The work of reconstruction and restoration by ensuring all the necessary human and financial resources has started in the liberated territories,” Babayev added.
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder delivered a speech at the conference. Discussions took place with the participation of the heads of the relevant bodies of the Non-Aligned Movement.
At the end of the conference, the Declaration of the Ministers of Labor of the countries participating in the Non-Aligned Movement will be adopted.