OIC FORA - Labour

The need to address the developmental challenges in OIC Member States has brought to the fore the importance of human capacity development and the necessity to address related labour market issues such as youth and women employment, entrepreneurship, and social inclusion. With total labour force in OIC Member States amounting to almost 800 million, OIC recognizes the importance of job creation, developing the quality of the labour force and providing social protection to the workers. Accordingly, the OIC has, since its inception, striven to enhance technical and manpower cooperation among its Member States for the sake of enhancing their competitiveness as well as accelerating their socio-economic transformation, growth and development.

The overall objective of intra-OIC cooperation in this crucial sector is to build better quality of life, to promote productive employment, and to create adequate social protection for OIC peoples through enhancing workforce competitiveness, creating a harmonious and progressive workplace, and promotion of decent work for all. Consequently, the Second Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers, which was held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan on 25-26 April 2013, adopted the OIC Framework for Cooperation on Labour, Employment and Social Protection. In order to contribute to the implementation of different agreements and programmes of actions, SESRIC produces various reports and organizes diverse capacity building programmes in the area of labour.

SESRIC also organizes various capacity building programmes in the area of labour. These include Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building; Occupational Safety and Health Network; Public Employment Services; Skill Development for Youth Employment; ISMEK Master Trainer Programme; and International Student Internship Programme.

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Workshop on 'Conducting and Analysing Labour Force Surveys for Monitoring of the Labour Market for the Arab Countries'
Date : 18-22 November 2012 Venue : Amman Jordan

The Workshop on “Conducting and Analysing Labour Force Surveys for Monitoring of the Labour Market for the Arab Countries” was held on 18-22 November 2012 in Amman, Jordan. The workshop was co-organised with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and Department of Statistics (DOS) Jordan.

Skill Development for Youth Employment
Date : 11-13 January 2012 Venue : Ankara Turkey

SESRIC organized a study visit on “Skill Development for Youth Employment” (SDYE) in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS) of the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Employment Organisation (İŞKUR) on 11-13 January 2012, in Ankara, Turkey. The study visit was attended by delegations of OIC Member Countries, namely Cameroon, Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Palestine, Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey and also by representatives of the Al – Fakhoora Programme, a programme of poverty reduction developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Besides, the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) attended the Study Visit as observer.