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National Labour and Employment Conference-2019 kicks off


Kathmandu, June 30  : The ‘National Labour and Employment Conference-2019 BS’ commenced here with a view of creating job opportunities in the country and engaging youths in socio-economic development. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS).

The conference is aimed at exploring avenues for labour and employment, creating ways and means to attract Nepali youths in domestic labour, strengthening labour relations, thereby generating dynamic economy through the development of this sector.  Deliberations will be made on the policy, laws and mechanism to be put in place to regulate and promote labour and employment sector.

Identification of challenges prevailing in the labour and sectors as well as prospects of skills and employment are the issues of discussion, according to MoLESS.  In the first day, experts are scheduled to present working papers on the review of policy of labour and employment, labour migration and integration of foreign employment returnees.

Likewise, the second day of the conference will see discussion on Nepali labour market, work culture and labour dignity, entrepreneurship of Nepali youths, employment and information technology and national economy and development of skills for employment.  The organizers are hopeful that the recommendations furnished by the experts in the conference would aid in launching more strategic programmes in the labour and employment sector.

The conference is expected to forge a common viewpoint for legal reform and identification of job opportunities at home. Participants are representatives from government agencies, private sector, various trade unions, labour and employment sector, development partners and INGOs.(RSS)

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