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2010 RALI Conference Program
18-19 November 2010.
Baku, Azerbaijan

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Program
Word of welcome by Fizuly Alakbarov,
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Population
Dear Madam/Sir,
In the framework of Azerbaijan’s 2011 presidency of the Regional Alliance of
Labour Inspectorates (RALI) I have the honour of welcoming you for the
third regional conference, organized in close cooperation with the World
Bank, ILO and IALI.
This RIAL conference will further strengthen the RALI network and
cooperation, and create opportunities to share experiences and best
practices in the region.
In all countries in our region there is an increasing need to improve ensuring
safe and healthy working conditions, protecting labour rights of working
people, uniform implementation of legislation and international standards
and promoting the active role of the social partners, due to regional
development and market globalization.
In achieving compliance with international labour standards, a crucial role
has to be played by the national Labour Inspections. Their performance,
their experience, their knowledge, their professionalism and their reliability
are vital in enforcing legislation and promoting compliance by sensitization
of and raising awareness and among employers, workers and the general
public.
Also the role of the social partners, at national level and at enterprise level
as well is essential, ass well as cooperation between Labour Inspectors,
Trade Unions and Employers Associations.
That is why I highly support the initiative of regional Labour Inspection
cooperation and information sharing in order to support enhancement of
Labour Inspectorate’s performance.
I particularly welcome the representatives from EU Labour Inspection
Services, and our respected partnering international institutions ILO and
IALI. I am sure, that we can learn a lot from each other,
I wish you all a fruitful conference and pleasant stay in Azerbaijan,
Fizuly Alakbarov.

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Scope and objectives
The theme of the conference is the role of Labour Inspectorates
in the national OSH system.
Plenary sessions with regional and international inputs, and
workshops on prevention strategies, introduction of OSH management
systems, including risk assessment methodologies, the approach of
small and medium sized companies, and how to involve social
partners in the improvement of working conditions will be part of the
two-days conference.
This third RALI conference will – in elaborating on earlier conferences
in Sofia (2008) and Belgrade (2009) – further strengthen our RALI
network and cooperation, in order to enhance Labour Inspectorates
performance, as a part of a modernized OSH system and social
dialogue, by exchanging new developments, experiences and best
practices in the region, in the EU and from our respected partnering
international institutions ILO and IALI.
Objectives:
The objectives of RALI, referring to and in line with the Sofia
Declaration (September 27, 2008)and of this conference are ensuring
safe and healthy working conditions, protecting labour rights of
working people, uniform implementation of legislation and international
(ILO) standards, and promoting the active role of the social partners.

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Program
3nd Conference of the Regional Alliance of Labour
Inspections of SEE, Azerbaijan and Ukraine
18-19 NOVEMBER 2010
Baku, Azerbaijan
DRAFT PROGRAM
“The role of Labour Inspectorates
in the National OSH system”
Wednesday 17 November 2010
20.00-22.00
Arrival and Accommodation of Participants
Welcome toast and buffet dinner at the top floor of
the Caucasus Point Hotel, Baku
http://qafqazpointhotel.com/)
Thursday – 18 November 2010
08.30
Collection of participants
from the Caucasus Point Hotel

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Thursday – 18 November 2010
9.00
Registration at the conference venue in the Ministry of
Labour and Social Protection of the Population
9.30 – 10.30
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Plenary session, chaired by Fizuli Alakbarov– Minister of
Labour and Social Protection of the Population of the
Republic of Azerbaijan
Fizuli Alakbarov– Minister of Labour and Social
Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Michele Patterson – President of the IALI, the
International Association of Labour Inspectorates
Nabi Shukurlu – Director of the State Labour
Inspectorate of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Wiking Husberg – OSH Specialist, Regional Office ILO
Moscow
Sattar Mehbaliyev – President of the Trade Union
Confederation of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Mammad Musayev – National Confederation of
Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of the
Republic of Azerbaijan

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10.30 – 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 – 13.00
Plenary Session, chaired by Michele Patterson,
President of IALI
•Worldwide development of Labour Inspection,
Michele Patterson, President of IALI-, Australia
•Effective prevention, National OSH system, OSH
management systems - Wiking Husberg,
International OSH Expert ,ILO DWCP office
Moscow
•Successful risk management Strategies and the
Role of Labour Inspectorates – Helle Tosine,
Ontario, Canada
•Assessment of OSH and Labour Inspectorates
performance- Nils Petter Wedege, Norway
13.00 – 14.30
Lunch
14. 30 – 16.30
Plenary Session, chaired by Wiking Husberg,
International OSH Expert ,ILO DWCP office
Moscow
Theme: Transforming the Labour
Inspection in initial and new EU member states
•The changing role of the Labour Inspectorate in
an initial EU country (international speaker)
•The changing role of the Labour Inspectorate in
new EU member states:
Bulgaria- Mrs. Rumyana Mihailova , Executive
General Labour Inspectorate Executive Agency

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Slovakia- Mr Michal Sukovski, National labour
inspectorate
The developments in RALI member states
Serbia - Mr. Radovan Ristanovic, chief of Labour
Inspectorate
The ECSLI project, the developments in
Azerbaijan - Paul Huijzendveld, The Netherlands
Ukraine –
16.00 – 16.30
Questions, Discussion
16.30-19.00
Free time to return to the hotel or to walk to the
old city of Baku
19.00
Dinner on the invitation of the Minister of Labour
and Social Protection of Population
Friday – 19 November 2010
8.15
Collection of participants from the hotel
8.50-12.00
Company visit (“Azersun” , Baku)
12.00
Return to the conference venue
12.30-13.00
Plenary Key note speech:
Balanced enforcement in developing economies
(int. expert)
Lunch
13.00-14.00

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14.00-14.30
Plenary Session national presentations key
note speeches chaired by Helle Tosine,
- “Balanced enforcement: Information and advice
as an additional tool for labour inspection?”
(international speaker)
- From strict enforcement to support to willing
employers (international speaker)
14:30-15:30
Two Parallel Sessions with short national
presentations on preventive / promotional tasks
of the Labour Inspectorate:
Rep. of Azerbaijan, Rep. of Albania, Republika
Srpska, BiH Federation, FYR of Macedonia,
Rep. of Bulgaria, Rep. of Moldova, Rep. of
Montenegro; Rep. of Serbia, Rep. of Ukraine,
Greece
15.30-15.45
Plenary Discussion on Workshop results
15.45 – 16.15
Conclusions
•RALI's Action Plan 2010-2011
•Closing Ceremony
19.30-23.00
Diner and cultural event
Saturday or Sunday 20/21 November 2010
Transport arrangements to the airport

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General information
Conference information is also available on Conference secretariat.
Secretariat can provide all participants with the useful information
concerning the Conference programme.
Venue of the Conference
The Conference will take place at:
Conference Hall of MLSPP
Republic of Azerbaijan
85. S. Asgerova str.
AZ-1065 Baku
Tel/ Fax.: +(994) 12 5965022
E-mail:[email protected]
Facilities available at the Conference venue
•Post office
•Banking facilities
Registration of participants and distribution of documents
Participants are requested to register at the registration and
documentation desk at the Conference venue. Registration will start
on:
Thursday, 18 November 2010
09:00 – 09:30 hrs.

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When registering, each participant will receive a document-holder
containing a name badge and detailed information on the
Conference.
The registration and documentation desk will remain open
throughout the Conference.
Working languages of the Conference and interpretation
The working languages of the Seminar are Azerbaijani, English and
Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these
languages.
Currency
Azerbaijan New Manat (AZN)/ (September 2010)
EUR1.00 = AZN1.08
AZN1.00 = EUR0.92
Transportation between the airport and hotels
A pick-up service from the airport to the hotels and from the hotels
back to the airport is available for all participants who have
communicated their arrival and departure times to the Secretariat of
MLSPP.
Passports and visa
A valid passport (at least for 6 months) is mandatory for entry into
Azerbaijan. Participants are requested to consult the Embassy or
Consular Authorities of Azerbaijan in their home countries
concerning the validity of passports and visa requirements currently
in force.

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Customs regulations
The import of personal effects and merchandise which is for
personal use of travellers is allowed. For further information,
please consult the IATA, Azerbaijan, Customs, Currency and
Airport Tax regulations at the Website:
http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/AZ-Azerbaijan-customs-currencyairport-tax-regulations-details.htm.
Health regulations
No specific vaccinations are required to enter Azerbaijan.
Participants are requested to consult the authorities in their home
countries concerning the regulations currently in force.
Sickness or accident
In case of sickness or accident during the Seminar, the
participants should immediately notify a member of the General
Secretariat of MLSPP and/or the National Organizing Committee.
Participants are advised to ensure that they have adequate
insurance coverage, either at their own expense or at the expense
of their nominating organization, for sickness, accident, temporary
disability, death and third-party risk covering the entire duration of
the Conference and the journey to and from the Conference
venue. Neither the MLSPP nor the host organization accepts
responsibility or liability for such contingencies.
Currency regulations
The unit of currency of Azerbaijan is Azeri New Manat (AZN).
There are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and coins for the
following denominations: 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gopik.
EUR1.00 = AZN 1.12
USD1.00 = AZN 0.85
ATM machines are available all around the centre of Baku.

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Some major credit cards are accepted in Baku, at large hotels,
restaurants and banks.
Climate
In November the temperature ranges from 9 °C to 16 °C.
Local time
The local time is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +4 hours.
Electric current
The voltage of electrical current is 220 AC50 Hz.

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Program
A short history of State Labour Inspection in Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) was the first successful attempt to
establish a modern parliamentary Republic in the Muslim world. The ADR was
founded on May 28, 1918. Economic potential, the favorable geographicalpolitical position and is particularly famous with the rich natural resources
caused political and regional difficulties for the Democratic Republic of
Azerbaijan. But in a very short time government could make a lot of important
decisions and achieved to create necessary state agencies.
In December of 1918 it was decided to create the Ministry of Labour and in
21st of January 1919 the Ministry of Labour was founded as one of the first
ministries in Azerbaijan.
The State Labour Inspectorate was created the 5th of August 1919, and the
statue of SLI was confirmed by the Parliament of the ADR. It should be
particularly noted that the foundation of State Labour Inspection under the
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population contributed to
substantial social reforms in Azerbaijan.
With the foundation of State Labour Inspectorate all monitoring of labour
protection activities were assembled in one state agency, which started to
carry out this monitoring throughout the territory of the country. In a very
short period eight (8) branches of State Labour Inspectorate in regions of
the ADR were created.
SLI played a significant role in protecting the labour rights and social rights
of employees and the reinstatement of workers in their jobs after unjust
abandonment of their contracts.
In 1920, after the Russian Revolution, the SLI service has been disbanded;
the duties and tasks of the SLI were partially entrusted to the Trade Union
Organization.
The 5th of October 1991 Azerbaijan gained its independence and became,
as a sovereign state, a member of the International Labour Organization
(ILO) and joined officially more than 50 conventions.
The ILO is promoting the creation of labour inspectorate services in
member countries. Until today 120 countries of the 182 ILO members
already upgraded their own Labour Inspectorates, following the ratification
of ILO Convention 81 on Labour Inspection, one of the most ratified ILO
conventions worldwide.

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Organizing Committee
Chairperson:
Mr. Fizuli Alakbarov
Chairman
Minister of MLSPP
Deputy Chairpersons:
Mr. Ilqar Rəhimov
Deputy Chairman
Deputy Minister of MLSPP
Mr. Natig Mammadov
Deputy Chairman
Deputy Minister of MLSPP
Members:
Mr. Rizvan Aliyev
Member
Head of Apparatus of MLSPP
Mr. Elnur Sultanov
Member
Head of International Cooperation Department
of MLSPP
Mr. Vahab Mammadov
Member
Head
of
Employment
Policy
Demography Department of MLSPP
Mr. Nabi Shukurlu
Member
Chief of State Labour Inspectorate
and

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Organizing Committee
Members:
Mr. Eldar Mammadov
Member
Deputy Head of Social Policy Department of
MLSPP
Mr. Mammad Gaziyev
Member
Deputy Chief of State Labour Inspection
Mr. Paul Huijzendveld
Member
Team Leader/ ECSLI Project
Secretariat of the Organizing Committee
International Relations Department
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population
(MLSPP)
Republic of Azerbaijan
85, S. Asgerova Ave.
AZ-1122 Baku City
Tel/ Fax: +(994) 5965022
Mail: [email protected]
[email protected]

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Foreign Embassies in Azerbaijan
Embassy of Turkey
Embassy of Norway
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Hulusi Kilich
Address: 94 Samad Vurghun street,
Baku
Tel: +994 (12) 444 73 20/21
Fax: +994 (12) 444 73 55
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.trBakibe.org.az
Ambassador Extraordinary :
Mr. Jon Ramberg
Address: Baku, ISR Plaza, 340, floor.
Tel: +994 (12) 497 43 25, 26
Fax: +994 (12) 497 37 98
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.norway.az
Embassy og Poland
Embassy of Bulgaria
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary:
Mr. Vasil Kalinov
Address: Baku, Gandjlik, Etibar Godjayev str.
13
Tel: +994 (12) 441 43 81, 441 41 38
Fax: +994 (12) 440 81 82, 448 26 46
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Kshishtov
Krayevski
Address: 2 Kichik Gala street, Icheri
Sheher, Baku
Tel:+994 (12) 492 01 14
Fax: +994 (12) 492 02 14
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.embpol.azeurotel.com
Embassy of Great Britain
Embassy of Russia
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mrs. Caroline Brown
Address: 45 A Hagani street, Baku
Tel: +994 (12) 497 51 88, 89, 90
Fax: +994 (12) 497 74 34
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.britishSefirlik.az
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Vassili Istratov
Address: 17 Bakikhanov street, Baku
Tel: +994 (12) 498 60 16, 495 53 00
Fax: +994 (12) 498 14 46
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.embrus-az.com
Embassy of Latvia
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Mihails Popkovs
Address: Baku, AZ-1065, Caspian
Plaza, 44 J.Jabbarli str.
Tel: +(99412) 436 67 78, 436 67 77
(consular section)
Embassy of Lithuania
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Kestutis
KUDZMANAS
Adress: Baku, Suleyman Dadashev 35,
block 523 Tel: +994 (12) 511 76 31
Fax: +994 (12) 510 86 88
Embassy of Romania
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Nikilae Ureke
Address: 125А, Gasan Aliev Str., Baku
Tel.: +994 (12) 462 04 29
Fax: +994 (12) 440 77 00
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of Belarus
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary H.E.: Mr. Nikolai
Patskevich
Address: Baku, 64, A.Salamzade str., AZ1069
Tel: +(99412) 436 46 38
Fax: +(99412) 436 46 37

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Foreign Embassies in Azerbaijan
Consulate of Switzerland
Embassy of Turkmenistan
Head of the Office: Mr. Alain Guidetti
Address: Icheri Sheher, Boyuk Gala 9
Tel: +(994 12) 437 38 50
Fax: +(994 12) 437 38 510
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Annamamed Mammedov
Address: Baku, Shamsi Rahimov str. 14
Tel: +994 (12) 465 48 76
Fax: +994 (12) 465 48 76
Embassy of Tajikistan
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Zokir Vazirov
Address: Baku, Badamdar, Baghlar
str. 20
Tel: +994 (12) 502 14 32
Embassy of Ukraine
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr. Boris Klimchuk
Address: 49 Y.Vezirov street, Baku
Tel: +994 (12) 449 40 95, 441 27 06
Fax: +994 (12) 449 40 96
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of Moldova
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary: Mr.Ion Robu
Address: Baku, AZ 1073, 520 Block,
Huseyn Javid avenue 12
Tel: +994 (12) 510-15-38
Fax: +994 (12) 510-52-91
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