Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population

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Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Azerbaijan Republic
Azərbaycan Respublikasının Əmək və Əhalinin Sosial Müdafiəsi Nazirliy
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Agency overview
Formed December 10, 1992
Headquarters U. Hajibayov Street, 40, Government House Baku, Azerbaijan Republic AZ1000
Agency executive Fizuli Alakbarov,
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population
Website www.mlspp.gov.az

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijani: Əmək və Əhalinin Sosial Müdafiəsi Nazirliyi) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulating the labor markets and ensuring social protection of the population of Azerbaijan. The ministry is headed by Fizuli Alakbarov.[1]

History[edit]

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population was established on December 10, 1992 by the Presidential Decree of Abulfaz Elchibey.[2] Before the inception of the ministry, the labor market activities and social protection of the population was handled by the State Commission of the Azerbaijan Republic on Labor and Social Protection and later Ministry of Social Provision of the Azerbaijan Republic which were abolished.[3]

Structure[edit]

Main functions of the ministry are organization are preparation of state policies in the labor market, social security, provision of pensions, demographics and migrations sector and enforcement of these policies within the laws and norms of Azerbaijani legislature; creation of favorable conditions for employable workforce; protection of rights of all employed individuals at all enterprises, firms, offices and organizations regardless of their legal governmental or non-governmental status; enforcement of laws ensuring decrease of unemployment, increasing capabilities and opportunities for the disabled, youth, women with many children, Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs, members of the killed during the war; organization of events in cooperation with state and private companies for new hires; regulation of state assistance programs to poor families, provision of social services for the disabled and individuals with no families; implementation of research programs on demographics, labor and social protection and enhancing international cooperation in this sphere; organization of rehabilitation programs for the disabled, assistance to the disabled with acquisition of prosthetic appliances; regulation over enforcement of laws securing workforce protection, labor relations, workplace hygiene, migration, etc.[3] The ministry holds various events in the regions of Azerbaijan to stimulate deconcentration of the workforce in the capital.[4]

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