Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security project “Community development through employment creation and improved migration management” in Tajikistan

April 11, 2007

     

  1. On the 11th of April (Wednesday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 1,095,038.62US dollars (approximately 127.02 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled “Community development through employment creation and improved migration management” that will be implemented by International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of Tajikistan.
     
  2. Following the massive displacement of people in search of work abroad due to the civil war in the late 1990s, Tajikistan is now faced with problems such as women and children left behind with lack of sufficient income and human rights abuses and forced labor towards Tajik migrant workers abroad. This projects aims to improve the overall situation in the Rasht district in Tajikistan by improving the livelihood of people through the promotion of income-generating and other activities. The following activities will be implemented.

    -   Empowering the people in the Rasht district through vocational training and income-generating measures;

    -   Enhancing capacity of government and social partners to protect Tajik migrant workers from labor rights abuses abroad and to promote decent employment at home;

    -   Providing better access to information and legal redress mechanisms to migrant workers from the Rasht district, including victims of trafficking.
     

  3. This project is expected to protect the migrant workers in the Rasht district from different problems of migration and ensure the sustainable development in the district.
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