Directive No. 1356-r, 25 May 2021
The CIS member states will develop cooperation in promoting employment. They will focus on cutting unemployment, controlling illegal migration, and eliminating bureaucratic and communication barriers. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has approved the relevant draft agreement. The document is to be signed following the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of Government in Minsk on 28 May.
This agreement will be the first multilateral international agreement between the CIS countries in the field of employment. The goal is to create the necessary conditions to foster a common employment market.
To achieve this, the agreement calls for the introduction of a centralised recruitment system to expand employment opportunities for young people, people of pre-retirement age and people with disabilities. The project will also include creating national information portals to promote employment, developing short practice-oriented training programmes that meet international standards, and launching a system of mutual recognition of qualifications.
The approved draft agreement complies with the provisions of the 17 March 2017 CIS Concept of Phased Formation of a Common Labour Market and Regulation of Labour Migration.
Other documents to be signed following the meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council include an agreement on cooperation in sanitary protection of territories, and an agreement on preventing and combating the use of fraudulent trademarks and geographical indications. The heads of government will also adopt a joint action plan to counter the spread of infectious diseases, approve a package of joint measures for the prevention and control of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and approve a concept for cooperation between the authorities that manage state material reserves.
The Council of Heads of Government of the CIS was established in 1991. It is the second most important body in the CIS after the Council of Heads of State. The council coordinates cooperation in economic, social and other areas of mutual interest. At its meetings, the council adopts cooperation documents in energy, industry, transport security, agriculture, nature protection, the digital development of society and humanitarian cooperation.