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OSCE Centre in Bishkek supports conference to improve labor migration regulation.

A conference that looked at the challenges related to cross-border labour migration between Kyrgyzstan's southwestern Batken oblast oblast (ō`bläst, ŏ`–, Rus. ô`bləstyə) [Rus.,=region], administrative and territorial division in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the former USSR.  and Tajikistan's northern Sughd region was held in the Batken town of Leilek on Thursday.The OSCE OSCE Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe
OSCE Organisation Pour la Sécurité et la Coopération en Europe (French: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)
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 Centre in Bishkek supported the conference, which was organized by the non-governmental organization “NGO” redirects here. For other uses, see NGO (disambiguation).

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a legally constituted organization created by private persons or organizations with no participation or representation of any government.
 Investconsult in co-operation with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Labour, Employment and Migration and the Batken Province Batken Province (Kyrgyz: Баткен областы, Batken oblast) is a province (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. Its capital is Batken.  Administration."Cross-border commuting is beneficial to both countries," said Martin Rossmann, the Environmental and Economic Officer at the OSCE Centre in Bishkek's field Office in Osh."This conference contributed to a better understanding of labour flows in southern Kyrgyzstan, which supports efforts to guarantee labourers' rights and prevent human trafficking for labour exploitation."The conference brought together heads of migration departments in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and state officials from Kyrgyzstan's Batken province and its neighbour on the Tajik side of the border, Sogd province. Border, customs, internal affairs Internal affairs may refer to:
  • Internal affairs of a sovereign state.
  • Internal affairs (law enforcement), a division of a law enforcement agency which investigates cases of lawbreaking by members of that agency
, fiscal and law enforcement officials also took part in the conference.Participants reviewed cross-border labour migration regulation and discussed how cross-border commuter flows can be better regulated and controlled. They also focused on the reasons for large-scale labour emigration emigration: see immigration; migration.  from the Batken province.Participants also developed recommendations that aim to improve cross-border labour migration in the region. The recommendations will be shared with state authorities.The event is part of on an OSCE Centre in Bishkek programme on labour migration and employment.

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