The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have joined hands to support a broad dialogue on polices for employment creation in Zambia.
The two international organisation say apart from Zambia their support for broad dialogue also include Bulgaria and Dominican Republic.
The organisations agreed at a meeting conference to held in Norway to work in three key areas. The areas are cooperation on defining social protection floor policies in low income countries, among others.
This was contained in a press briefing made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
The two organisations and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, employers and trade unions met in Lusaka last month to prepare for a tripartite social dialogue to be held later this year.
IMF African Department Senior Advisor, Sean Nolan said the meeting was an important step in preparing for in-depth dialogue on employment policies in Zambia.
“We look forward to fruitful discussion later this year and we hope we can help contribute both to innovate thinking and to enhance development of shared perspectives on how employment expansion can be accelerated in Zambia, “said Nolan.
And ILO Director Martin Clemensson said the themes discussed during the meeting included the poverty reduction, provision of decent employment opportunities, better social protection, economic diversity and the need to reduce the country’s dependency on cooper.
Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Zambia Federation of Employers, Zambia Confederation of Trade Unions and Federation of Free Trade Unions in Zambia were among the organisations that were present at the meeting.