«LUKOIL» and the ILO signed a cooperation agreement

© Fotolia / FotolEdhar Business handshake. Archival photo«LUKOIL» and the ILO signed a cooperation agreement© Fotolia / FotolEdhar

LUKOIL and the international labour organization (ILO) signed a cooperation agreement for the years 2018-2022, the main provisions of the document relate to youth employment, training and exchange of experience.

Today it is the only in Russia the agreement between the ILO and the private company.

«The agreement… sets new standards of employment for young people, with this agreement the Russian company will promote these initiatives in nine countries…» — said Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets at the signing ceremony of the agreement at the government House of the Russian Federation.

«The agreement answers one of the most important challenges of our time, namely, youth employment… the Agreement is an excellent example of collaboration between us and a private company. The agreement, which is unique in the moment», — said the Director General of the ILO guy Ryder.

The first agreement between LUKOIL and the International labour organisation was signed in December 2012. In the framework of the promotion of youth employment was launched the project «Partnership in the field of youth employment in the CIS», the target countries were identified – Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan (6 countries – Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – are participating in regional activities of the project). The pilot regions in Russia to implement the project of steel Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — Yugra, Perm Krai and Kalmykia.

The project is aimed at improving the effectiveness of interventions in the field of youth employment in the CIS countries through initiatives at regional, national and sub-national levels.

Given the successful cooperation between the ILO and LUKOIL for the period of 2012-2017 and the results of the project «Partnerships for youth employment in CIS» the decision was made to extend cooperation. At the national level, the project will include the Republic of Uzbekistan, where LUKOIL is active. The Russian Federation has made the decision on inclusion in the project of the Komi Republic, Astrakhan and Kaliningrad regions.