9th ILO European Regional Meeting in Oslo 

9th ILO European Regional Meeting in Oslo


The Oslo Times Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Hatef Mokhtar (L) & Mrs. Mainura Murzamadiyeva, Honourable Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Netherlands

Norway’s capital city is hosting, on 8-11 April, the 9th European Regional Meeting (ERM) of The International Labour Organization (ILO), mainly concerning “Jobs, growth and social justice”.

ILO is a United Nations (UN) agency dealing with labour issues and standards, founded in 1919 at the end of World War I, supporting and promoting social justice as the key to sustainable global peace. The ideas reflected by the organisation’s Preamble listed areas of improvement in labour and employment regulations, protection of workers and provision for old age, equal rights recognition, along with relevant measures and principles. Currently, 185 members of the UN are part of ILO.

This year’s conference programme includes the following, as listed in the 8th of April press release:

• a panel discussion of Heads of State or Government, the ILO and OECD

on “How to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis”;

• a High-level tripartite ILO/IMF/EC panel discussion on “Recovery from

the crisis – Coherent policies for growth and jobs”;

• a High-level tripartite panel discussion with the participation of

Ministers of Labour and Finance on “Job-rich growth and quality jobs”

In the first day’s panel, discussions covered phases of crisis response, European and Central Asian impact, as well as ways of overcoming the crisis. Participats included H.E. Mr Jens Stoltenberg – Prime Minister of Norway, H.E. Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania and Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO as moderator.

The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Mainura Murzamadiyeva, Kazakhstan’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Netherlands, who took part at 3pm in a discussion with TOT Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Hatef Mokhtar.

The conversation touched areas of interest for the development of global organisations. Mrs. Murzamadiyeva highlighted important characteristics of Kazakhstan as a very peaceful country, with great opportunities for business investments. Her views show the area holds the resources and potential that can benefit a democratic and human rights oriented organisation, such as The Oslo Times.

Detailed information and photos from the ILO Regional meeting can be found on the agency’s website –


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