Bangkok: Preap Munysovann General Secretary of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers CUMW, attended the International Training Course on Productivity and Decent Work for Sustainable Development organized by the Swedish Public Employment Service From the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand.
The three-day Training was held at the Amari Hotel in Bangkok, with the participation of representatives of employers, unions, governments and civil society organizations of Bangladesh and Cambodia, focusing on productive work and decent work for sustainable development.
The programme is specifically designed for people who are qualified to participate in reform processes and who hold a position in their home organization that allows them to conduct change.
The programme offers support to strengthen, adapt and maintain capacity over time in order for the participant’s organization to define and achieve short and long-term goals. Participants will take part in the latest development in the labor market area as the programme is based on two themes related to labor market policies: labor market information and forecasting, and social dialogue.
Such interaction is necessary in order to achieve an efficient and well-functioning labor market closely associated with the long-term perspective regarding economic growth and welfare in a country.
The aim of the International Training Programme is the long-term and sustainable contribution to a more inclusive and equal society by improving the functioning of the labor market. The objective is to increase knowledge and provide participants with opportunities to implement development projects and in so provide tools to reduce poverty. The programme activities are based on the assumption that the participant’s organization wishes to achieve development within their own organization and also willing to invest their own resources to achieve these changes.
As part of its development cooperation, Arbetsförmedlingen is offering the International Training Programme “Productive Employment and Decent Work for Sustainable Development”. The programme is of strategic importance to social and economic development in the participant’s country. The platform for Arbetsförmedlingen’s international development cooperation is the Swedish Policy for Global Development.
The Swedish government is also committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which employment plays a prominent role. SDG 8, “Decent Work and Economic Growth” is particularly important for Arbetsförmedlingen and is the focus of this International Training Programme.