On 22 and 23 October in the headquarters of ILO in Geneva, an annual meeting of the ILO/CIS information centers of the whole world was held. At the same time the occasion for this meeting was 50 years of the existence of the ILO/CIS information centers. Special emphasis was given to the fact that 50 years ago, ILO/CIS information centers where established from 11 members, and that number today is increased to 150 members. This meeting was attended by representatives of 50 countries amongst which, a representative from Macedonia.
The meeting was greeted by Mr. Gabor Sandi, Coordinator of the CIS centers. The official opening of the meeting was performed by Mr Assane Diop, Executive director of the ILO Social protection program. Mrs. Sameera Al-Tuwaijri, director of the SafeWork ILO program, also addressed the audience on the opening of the meeting.
The employees of the ILO/CIS headquarters in Geneva presented the activities that where accomplished during the last year, and the plans for the future activities.
In the next part of the meeting, 25 countries presented the activities of their CIS information centers. The interesting part of the presentations was to see how the rest of the CIS centers work, and how do they handle everyday challenges.
His own presentation also had Mr. Ljupco Kocovski, representative of the Macedonian occupational safety and health association.