United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

ILO and EU-Presidency join forces to improve working conditions in small enterprises

Geneva, Switzerland ILO and EU - Presidency

Background

Jointly organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), an informal meeting of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs has agreed on renewed efforts to improve working conditions in small and micro enterprises at the national and international levels.

Uldis Augulis, Latvian Minister of Welfare and current chair of the Employment and Social Policy Council (EPSCO) welcomed the positive contributions made in this context by his colleagues from France, Georgia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States, as well as the input from Marianna Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.