Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019

Saudi Arabia joins OIC labour statute

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has signed the Statute of the Labour Centre of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OICLC). The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah.

The Agreement was signed by Minister of Labour and Social Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi in the presence of OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen and Azerbaijan's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan's Permanent Representative to OIC Shahin Abdulayev, as Azerbaijan is the headquarter state of the Labour Centre.

The OICLC aims at strengthening and empowering social development efforts of the OIC Member States and coordination among the relevant organizations in Member States, as well as the other OIC institutes active in the areas related to labour, employment, social protection and development of human capital.

The OICLC gives a strong impetus to the collective efforts of the OIC Member States to prepare the workforce of the OIC countries to meet the challenges of globalization and trade liberalization. The activation of the Centre will also promote mutually beneficial cooperation among Islamic countries in the areas of labor, employment, and social protection.

The OICLC also seeks to exchange experiences and expertise among Member States in order to enhance the implementation of the OIC Framework on Labour, Employment and Social Protection and the resolutions and declarations of the Islamic Conference of Labor Ministers, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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