Articles

2017

  1. 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.

  2. Ministerial Conference and 4th Agritec Africa Exhibition

    19 June 2017

    Harnessing the Potential of Youth for Economic Growth and Prosperity

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. © 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.

  7. 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”

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Social Protection Public Lectures Series Launched in Lusaka

    16 March 2017

    First public lecture attracts more than 500 participants for discussions on Domestic Social Protection Financing: Cost or Investment?

  11. Employment Opportunities through Apprenticeship scheme for Youth in Bosasso

    03 February 2017

    Fishing industry in Somalia has high potential for growth and job creation especially for the youth.

2016

  1. Why achieving SDG Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth is critical for Kenya

    08 December 2016

    This article was co-authored by Dr. Mary Kawar, Director of ILO Country Office for Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, and Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Kenya.

  2. The Future of Work National Dialogue

    13 November 2016

    The Future of Work initiative engages ILO constituents and other stakeholders across society

  3. How rural communities are being empowered and deciding on quality jobs and skills needed in their areas

    11 November 2016

    ILO’s Chief Technical Advisor in Mozambique, Ana Cristina Paulo, talks about the "Skills for Employment and Productivity in Low Income Countries” project being implemented by the ILO, with support from KOICA of South Korea project, now approaching the midpoint of its three-year period.

  4. Foundation stone laying ceremony for Jowhar Gravel Road

    02 November 2016

    The foundation stone for Jowhar gravel road was laid in a ceremony held on the 2nd November 2016 in Jowhar district. The stone was laid by His Excellency Ali Abdullahi Guudlawe the Vice President of Hir- Shabelle state.

  5. Access Bank Rwanda empowers women with entrepreneurship skills

    17 October 2016

    Access Bank Rwanda’s Women Banking, ‘W Initiative’, recently held business trainings for women. The program is a joint initiative with the Business Development Fund (BDF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) offered to female customers interested in starting and those looking forward to improving their business.

  6. Kenya’s National Assembly Adopts the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour

    06 October 2016

    On 06 October 2016, Kenya’s parliament debated and passed the national policy on elimination of child labour; commonly known as Sessional Paper number 1 of 2015 on the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour.

  7. Formalizing the Informal Sector

    03 October 2016

    ILO provides a guide in the transition of workers from the informal sector to the formal sector in South Africa, Malawi and Mozambique.

  8. Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.

  9. Women beneficiaries lead the way on farming at Nyanga field day

    15 September 2016

    Field days are a common practice in Zimbabwe’s agricultural communities. As women are fully engaged in productive activities, these days help to showcase good crops and provide a platform to extend ILO-supported technical advice on farming practices.