Labour migration and remittances
Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.
Universal Health Coverage Day - 12 December
Global health protection crisis leaves almost 40 per cent of the world’s population without any coverage.
New ILO study reveals large health coverage gaps, including in West African countries, where 80 per cent have no coverage.
"The global tide against forced labour is rising and we have seen significant progress in ending this scourge. But the job isn’t done yet, because modern slavery still is, unfortunately, big business and millions are suffering," said ILO Director-General on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
Employment in Tanzania
With help from the ILO, an employment agency in Dar Es Salaam goes digital and makes the job search easier.
An ILO initiative in the South African Free State province encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas as a way of helping them set up successful businesses.
Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.
The ILO marks the International Day of Rural Women by showing what it does to help empower rural women around the world through helping them gain access to work that is just, decent and sustainable.
Ford Foundation-ILO High level event
In the context of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, this high-level event will bring together Heads of State and Government from developed and emerging economies.
On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa”, ILO Cooperative Unit explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of post-2015 development agenda.
ILO/WHO briefing note
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint guidelines for employers and workers on Ebola.
15 December 2014
In times of economic uncertainty, low growth and increased inequality, African countries with social protection programmes are better able to respond to crisis and vulnerabilities, stated ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma at the International Conference on Social Protection in Arusha, Tanzania.
15 December 2014
The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma is attending a three-day international conference on Social Protection focused on “Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth” to be held from 15-17 December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania.
08 December 2014
This report presents the highlights of the 2013 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.
Key findings on the long run trends in the South African labour market.
Key findings on the ILO strategy to scale up and accelerate policies and interventions at the workplace in the continent.
Progress, challenges and opportunities to make social protection a real tool of a sustainable and inclusive growth.
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