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US supports project to improve labour laws

US supports project to improve labour laws

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Jun 04, 2011 - 14:01

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Department of Labor has funded a three-year project to strengthen labour law and administration in Afghanistaninfo-icon, the US embassy in Kabul said on Saturday.

The programme,launched on June 2 by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is aligned private sector priorities.

Minister Amina Afzali said on the occasion: "The project will contribute to build a modern system of labour administration strengthening our capacity to provide services to workers and employers across Afghanistan."  

The US embassy labour officer stated said: "This project brings the expertise and experience of both the ILO and the US Department of Labor into partnership with the ministry on an important aspect of Afghanistan's long-term social and economic development."

A statement from the embassy said the project would first review Afghanistan's labor laws and regulations with the aim of creating a legal framework that supported the promotion of productivity and workers' rights.

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