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Consultations on IRIS in EEC
On September 3, 2019, the Eurasian Economic Commission discussed promising areas of cooperation in the field of labour migration during the meeting of IOM Moscow Chief of Mission Abdusattor Esoev, representatives of the Migration Management Department of IOM Headquarters in Geneva Pavel Szalus and the Regional Office of IOM in Vienna Michael Newson with the Director of the Department on labour migration and social protection of the Eurasian Economic Commission Paiza Suyumbaeva.
Pavel Szalus acquainted the Commission with the programme "International Recruitment Integrity System", developed and implemented by IOM in order to increase the level of protection of the rights and opportunities of persons in labour migration.
In turn, Michael Newson noted that IOM is ready to cooperate with the Commission in other areas as well - conducting research, sharing available analytical materials and developing recommendations to ensure legal and safe labour migration.
Paiza Suyumbaeva stressed that one of the main activities of the Commission is the further formation and development of a single labour market, as well as the implementation of the rights and social guarantees of workers and their families, provided for by the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.
“The International Recruitment Integrity System and the standards envisaged by it are of interest, and a number of its elements can be used by the Commission in the development of organized forms of interstate employment,” said P. Suyumbayeva.
Abdusattor Esoev, in turn, stressed the importance of mutually beneficial cooperation in this area, as well as the fact that IOM's activities within the framework of the implementation of the International Recruitment Integrity System are carried out in accordance with the 2018 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
In conclusion, the parties discussed the organizational aspects of further practical cooperation in these areas.