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.

Official Website of Vocational Education and Training Programme http://www.oicvet.org/

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General Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) was endorsed
Date : 28-30 October 2015 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

The General Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) was endorsed by the Third Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers (ICLM) held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 28-30 October 2015. The guideline document was originally drafted by the members of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC OSHNET) following a workshop on “Occupational Safety and Health Regulations and Standards” that was jointly organised with the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 May 2014.

The 3rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers (ICLM) hosted by Indonesia during 28-30 October
Date : 28-30 October 2015 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

The 3rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers (ICLM) was held in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia during 28-30 October 2015 under the theme “Mainstreaming Youth Employment and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in OIC Member States”. The Senior Officials Meeting, which preceded the Ministerial Conference, was held on 28-29 October with the participation of Senior Officials from the Ministries of labour of 35 member countries. The Meeting was also attended by representatives of the OIC General Secretariat and the relevant OIC and international institutions. SESRIC was represented by Amb. Musa Kulaklıkaya, Director General of SESRIC, and Dr. Kenan Bağcı, Senior Researcher.

OIC Labour Market Report 2015
Date : 28-30 October 2015 Venue : Jakarta Indonesia

SESRIC has launched the OIC Labour Market Report 2015 during the 3rd Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers, which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia during 28-30 October. This report analyses the current state of labour market in OIC countries and addresses some of the key related issues which still constitute major challenges for them in this important area. These include skills development and employability, job creation and youth employment, social protection and safety, and participation and migration. The report is organized in six sections: