Bishkek, Feb.21, 2018 / Kabar /. An event on the theme Labor Movement: In Search of Social Justice in the framework of the Day of Social Justice was held at the UN Headquarter in New York by the initiative of Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.
The organizers of this meeting were the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations with the assistance of the International Labor Organization (ILO).
The event was attended by representatives of the UN mission member countries, representatives of International Organizations, UN agencies as well as by civil society.
The opening speech was delivered by Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations, M.Moldoisaeva, who informed about the policy pursued by the Government of Kyrgyzstan to improve the situation of labor migrants. Specifically, the participants of the event were informed about implementation of the Program of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Forty Steps to New Era. Within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Kyrgyz Republic’s cooperation with International Organizations, such as ILO and International Organization of Migration (IOM) on labor migration issues was also stressed at this meeting.
The event was attended by Special Representative of the UN Secretary- General for International Migration Louise Arbor. In her speech, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General expressed gratitude to the Kyrgyz Republic for the initiative to establish the International Day of Social Justice and for Kyrgyz side’s active participation in various international initiatives on this issue.
Within the framework of the meeting, reports and other informational materials from journalists-winners of the ILO contest on coverage of life and problems of labor migrants from different countries were presented and discussion was also held. The ILO told that there are 150 mln labor migrants around the world. 56 per cent among them are men and 44 per cent are women.