PRIORITIES FOR 2017-2020
Refugees and migrants
Although employment has dropped from its astronomical peak of 37.3% in 2005, it still remains a problem for the country, averaging at 26.1% more than four times the global average of 5.9%.
By 2020, decent and sustainable employment in a competitive and job-rich economy should be increasingly available for men and women.
Working towards the goal of making decent work accessible to all, creating new jobs and reducing unemployment is the government’s top priority. The UN assists the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Ministry of Education in designing and implementing measures to increase the participation of underrepresented groups, helping those who lack the qualifications and skills essential for their employability. Our goal is to promote growth that is rich in jobs, equitable, and inclusive, meaning that gender, ethnicity, disability status, age, or place of residence should not be impediments to productive employment.
26.3 million USD