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ILO supports Angola technically and materially

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:15 - Society

Luanda - The International Labour Organization (ILO) will continue to support Angola technically and materially, focusing on the implementation of the Country’s Programme for Decent Work for the 2019-2022 period.

  • Aminata Maiga - ILO Regional Director

The programme is an instrument of cooperation for three main parties - Government, employers and workers – and it outlines three priorities, namely contributing to the formalization of businesses and informal workers, promoting youth employability, as well as strengthening social dialogue and practice of collective negotiation.

The document was signed last Wednesday by the minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, Jesus Maiato, by Manuel Viage, secretary-general of UNTA (National Union of Angolan Workers), the secretary-general of the Angolan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tiago Gomes (employers), and ILO Regional Director Aminata Maiga.

The act was witnessed by the Angolan Foreign minister, Manuel Augusto, the minister of Social Action, Family and Promotion of women, Faustina Inglês, and the Youth and Sports minister, Ana Paula do Sacramento, as well as by national directors.

Talking at the end of the ceremony, the ILO Regional Director Aminata Maiga recalled that Angola joined the institution in June 1976, and received technical assistance in the field of vocational training, in the same year, and then extended to other areas, like social security.

She thanked the presence of the minister, which in her opinion demonstrates the importance that Angola gives to the signing of the programme that coincides with the commemoration of the ILO centenary (1919-2019).

The agreement is part of the priorities for the national development and describes the ILO's technical assistance through the integrated necessary strategies for the measurable progress related to decent work objectives for all men and women.

In 2004, the ILO decided to implement the Programme for Decent Work Agenda, aiming for the promotion of decent work at international level.