The need to address the developmental challenges in OIC Member States has brought to the fore the importance of human capacity development and the necessity to address related labour market issues such as youth and women employment, entrepreneurship, and social inclusion. With total labour force in OIC Member States amounting to almost 800 million, OIC recognizes the importance of job creation, developing the quality of the labour force and providing social protection to the workers. Accordingly, the OIC has, since its inception, striven to enhance technical and manpower cooperation among its Member States for the sake of enhancing their competitiveness as well as accelerating their socio-economic transformation, growth and development.
The overall objective of intra-OIC cooperation in this crucial sector is to build better quality of life, to promote productive employment, and to create adequate social protection for OIC peoples through enhancing workforce competitiveness, creating a harmonious and progressive workplace, and promotion of decent work for all. Consequently, the Second Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers, which was held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan on 25-26 April 2013, adopted the OIC Framework for Cooperation on Labour, Employment and Social Protection. In order to contribute to the implementation of different agreements and programmes of actions, SESRIC produces various reports and organizes diverse capacity building programmes in the area of labour.
SESRIC also organizes various capacity building programmes in the area of labour. These include Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building; Occupational Safety and Health Network; Public Employment Services; Skill Development for Youth Employment; ISMEK Master Trainer Programme; and International Student Internship Programme.
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