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ILAB News Release: [12/18/2013]
Contact Name: Jason Kuruvilla
Phone Number: (202) 693-6587
Email:
Kuruvilla.Jason@dol.gov
Release Number: 13-2424-NAT

Project to improve compliance with labor laws in the Democratic
Republic of Georgia awarded $2M grant by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced a $2 million grant award to improve compliance with labor laws in the Democratic Republic of Georgia. The grant provides funding for a project that will be developed and implemented through a cooperative agreement between the department and the International Labour Organization.

The project will improve the government's ability to enforce labor laws and adhere to international labor standards. It will also help worker organizations be more effective when representing workers' rights and interests to the government, employers and courts.

Since 1995, ILAB has worked with other governments and international organizations to identify assistance that countries may require to improve the labor conditions of their workers. ILAB's Office of Trade and Labor Affairs currently provides approximately $76 million in technical assistance to improve worker rights, livelihoods and labor law compliance in more than 72 countries around the world.

For more information about ILAB's technical assistance projects, visit www.dol.gov/ilab/.