Nepali Labor Ministry requested the International Labor Organisation (ILO) to ensure safety of Nepali migrant workforce
In a move helping Nepali local labor and migrants, Nepal has recently urged the International Labor Organization to initiate result-oriented projects in the country.
Towards this end, Secretary at the Nepali Ministry of Labour and Employment Laxman Prasad Mainali requested ILO Director General (DG) Ryder to plan for green-jobs creation and skill development programs in Nepal.
Mainali made this proposal as part of his participation at the 331st governing board meeting of ILO held in Geneva, in the first week of November 2017.
While informing that the Nepali youth migrating for foreign employment are in need of skill development programs, Mainali also urged the ILO Director to ensure safety of Nepali migrant labor working at foreign destinations.
“Nepal needs support to create jobs in the country for the youths to prevent them from going abroad and also to provide them opportunities when they return home after completing their contract,” said Mainali.
Meanwhile, Binda Pandey, a Deputy Member of the governing board of ILO and a representative of the Nepali team at the meeting, highlighted concerns of Nepali labor migrants with regard to work conditions and migration.
In this regard, Pandey requested ILO’s technical support to Nepal towards implementation of the social measures related to the new Labor Act such as labor inspection and capacity building.
On the occasion, Pandey proposed the extension of the Decent Work Country Program in Nepal for another five years.
In response, Ryder assured all the needed support from ILO with regard to job creation and addressing the concerns of labor migration, while urging on the need for safe and secure ways of managing migration.