Articles

2017

  1. © S. Jordan / Caritas Australia 2017

    How worms and gold can help improve livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

    27 October 2017

    Thousands of people are set to benefit from a project in Zimbabwe aimed at creating jobs and improving livelihoods for women and youth in poor rural communities. The project focuses on the food production sector and gold ore processing.

  2. Former combatants from DR Congo are rebuilding their lives thanks to entrepreneurial training

    25 September 2017

    An ILO programme offers entrepreneurial training to demobilized Congolese combatants, who were often forcibly recruited by armed groups.

  3. Kenyan woman entrepreneur breaking gender barriers in a manufacturing production floor through training

    18 September 2017

    She trains young people without employable skills and employs 22 apprentices annually

  4. ILO's entrepreneurial skills development programme makes dreams come true

    18 September 2017

    Instead of living in a stagnated environment, they started to see that community challenges and needs could actually activate community engagement and can even be the starting point of a social business that generates a living.

  5. Decent Work for Sustainable Development in Tanzania

    06 September 2017

    “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”

  6. Badra Alawa, ILO DWT/CO-Cairo

    23 August 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  7. Creating decent jobs for a rapidly expanding young African labour force

    18 August 2017

    Within the next 15 years, some 375 million young people will become of working age in Africa, equivalent to the current population of Canada and the United States combined. By 2050, nearly one in three young people will be living in sub-Saharan Africa, and most of them simply cannot afford not to work.

  8. Job search clubs run by the ILO gain momentum in Egypt

    11 August 2017

    ILO helps young Egyptian graduates and young people who have been outside the job market for some time to find work through job search clubs.

  9. High female education and low labour participation rates: IFAD and ILO tackle the “MENA gender paradox”

    19 July 2017

    Issue explored at policy forum facilitated by a grant-funded project on gender monitoring and evaluation in the Near East and North Africa.

  10. Ministerial Conference and 4th Agritec Africa Exhibition

    19 June 2017

    Harnessing the Potential of Youth for Economic Growth and Prosperity

  11. ILO Director General holds a meeting with the Ugandan Delegation to the ILC 2017 Conference

    10 June 2017

    The delegation commended the DG and the ILO for extending technical and financial support to Uganda.

  12. ILO Youth programme beneficiary excels as IT services provider

    07 June 2017

    Inspires other youth and dreams to grow and emerge as among the leading IT companies in Tanzania.

  13. The Achieving Reduction of child labour in Support of Education (ARISE) project in Tabora, Tanzania

    07 June 2017

    District and ward authorities come together to combat child labour in tobacco farms

  14. Zambia National Social Protection Policy

    06 June 2017

    The Easy Read translations have been developed with the intention of making the content of the policies easy to understand for anyone. Easy Read documents are often used to make information more accessible and easy to understand to people with learning disabilities, but these versions have been produced for the public at large and is meant for anyone who wants to familiarize with the topics in a more reader friendly and simple English. The translations have been undertaken in the framework of the GRZ UN Joint Programme on Social Protection in Zambia as a measure to increase awareness of the National Social Protection Policy and the rights of persons with disabilities and as examples of providing information in an accessible format.

  15. National Policies on Disability Easy Read versions

    06 June 2017

  16. National Policies on Disability and Social Protection – Easy Read versions

    06 June 2017

    Lusaka: Two national policy documents namely the Zambia National Policy on Disability and the Zambia National Social Protection Policy have been translated into Easy to Read versions. The Easy Read translations have been developed with the intention of making the content of the policies easy to understand for anyone. Easy Read documents are often used to make information more accessible and easy to understand to people with learning disabilities, but these versions have been produced for the public at large and is meant for anyone who wants to familiarize with the topics in a more reader friendly and simple English. The translations have been undertaken in the framework of the GRZ UN Joint Programme on Social Protection in Zambia as a measure to increase awareness of the National Social Protection Policy and the rights of persons with disabilities and as examples of providing information in an accessible format.

  17. © GC Communication 2017

    How Kenya’s construction industry boosts green jobs and housing

    26 May 2017

    Innovative ILO project aims to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate risks and improve livelihoods among traditional pastoralist communities.

  18. Zambia Commemorates International Labour Day

    01 May 2017

    International Labor Day is celebrated yearly as an official holiday all over the world to celebrate the accomplishments of workers. This year’s theme was “Securing Decent Work for Sustainable Social –Economic Development”

  19. Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    19 April 2017

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  20. Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.