Labor Minister urges ILO to shed light on Syrian workers status under current crisis

Geneva, SANA- Labor Minister Dr. Khalaf al-Abdullah demanded that light be shed on the status of the Syrian workers amid terrorist attacks against industrial establishments.

In a comprehensive presentation the minister gave during his meeting in Geneva with Patricia O’Donovan, Director of the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization (ILO), he highlighted the damage done to public and private industrial institutions due to the incessant attacks of terrorist organizations.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 104th session of the International Labor Conference, 1-13 June 2015 in Geneva.

The minister called for reactivating cooperation between the ministry and ILO and implementing the organization’s technical cooperation programs.

For her part, O’Donovan said the organization intends to resume the rehabilitation and training programs for Syrian workers, pointing out that ILO is aware of the sabotage that has hit the labor sector in Syria.

Both sides agreed that the ministry will prepare a detailed memorandum about its demands to which the ILO will respond quickly.

The International Labor Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labor issues, particularly international labor standards, social protection, and work opportunities for all. 185 of the 193 UN member states are members of the ILO.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal

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