SESRIC and ILO Strengthen Collaboration to Advance Labour Domain in OIC Member Countries
Date: 12 February 2024
Venue: Ankara - Türkiye

H.E. Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK held a high-level meeting with the International Labour Organization (ILO) delegation, comprised of H.E. Beate ANDREES, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, and H.E. Dr. Yasser Ahmed Hassan IBRAHIM, Director of ILO Türkiye Country Office. The meeting took place at SESRIC Headquarters and focused on crucial matters related to labor issues in OIC Countries.

During the meeting, H.E. SELÇUK provided insights into SESRIC’s efforts across member countries in the labour domain. She highlighted the achievements made through SESRIC’s related capacity development programs and expressed readiness to expand collaboration with ILO to leverage the strengths of both institutions for the benefit of common member countries.

Under the sector-specific capacity development programs, 6 of them are related to the labour domain, covering occupational safety and health, public employment services, social security institutions, poverty alleviation, vocational education and training, and statistical capacity building.

In this context, SESRIC has organized 77 activities benefiting over 3,300 participants from OIC countries since the initiation of these programmes. SESRIC is also actively involved in the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) and OIC Public Employment Services (OIC-PESNET), playing key roles in their coordination.

While expressing her appreciation to H.E. SELÇUK for the warm welcome, H.E. ANDREES underlined that SESRIC and ILO share common objectives in the labour domain which gives opportunities for cooperation focusing on technical and vocational education, upskilling, and digital transformation in work environments.

The visit concluded on a positive note, reflecting the collaborative efforts between SESRIC and ILO aiming to address crucial challenges in the labour domain, promoting sustainable development and inclusive growth across OIC countries.