TUNISIA: ILO, 14 MLN DOLLARS TO RAISE EMPLOYMENT
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has allocated 14 million dollars to boost employment in Tunisia. This was announced by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General speaking at a press conference at the end of the first phase of the national dialogue on employment. Speaking on the occasion of the works of the national dialogue Ryder said that this forum “can open new prospects for increasing employment in Tunisia”. Ryder then explained that a successful campaign in favor of employment should not be limited to reducing unemployment in general but also must strive to eliminate the various forms of precarious employment, informal and rural. In January, due to the delicate economic situation of the country there were violent clashes between young demonstrators asking for a job and security forces in Kasserine, one of the poorest areas of the country.