1. Social Protection Public Lectures Series Launched in Lusaka First public lecture attracts more than 500 participants for discussions on domestic Social protection financing: Cost or Investment?

    29 March 2017

    The social protection system in Zambia has for a long time been a thorny issue that needs address and break the silence to enable policy makers prioritise the needs of the vulnerable in society. Social protection is increasingly taking the centre stage as a critical tool in the drive to eradicate poverty worldwide, yet the general public’s understanding of social protection issues in many developing countries like Zambia calls for much to be desired. In an effort to stimulate and strengthen public dialogue on pertinent social protection related issues at different levels, the University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) supported by Irish Aid, have embarked on a series of public lectures on Social Protection under the theme; Strengthening Social Dialogue for Social Development.

  2. 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.


  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.

  10. What does water have to do with work? In Malawi, plenty

    28 August 2016

    The linkages between jobs and water in a southern African country affected by drought, water supply and limited sanitation infrastructure.

  11. © Lydur Skulason 2017

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  12. Empowering a Woman Economically means Empowering every part of her life

    17 July 2016

    Women’s Economic Empowerment Project is a joint initiative between UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project helps women build their credit portfolio stabilizing their income, raising their standard of living, and reorienting themselves and their families.

  13. In Mutoko, decent work leads to improved living conditions

    15 July 2016

    Mutoko residents tell us how the Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) programme has helped them to improve their lives.

  14. “We should never get used to child labour”

    17 June 2016

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.

  15. Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    14 June 2016

    The terrorist attacks in Tunisia in recent years have driven away tourists, exacerbating unemployment, especially among young people. This, in a country already experiencing deep inequalities and underprivileged regions that saw the Tunisian revolution take root. ILO reports from a country undergoing transformation.

  16. © Mopaw Foundation 2017

    International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights

    27 May 2016

    Sharing good practice and experience in both countries sending and receiving workers is key to improve migrant domestic workers’ rights, says Maria Elena Valenzuela, Project Coordinator, ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their families. outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

  17. Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

  18. South Africa’s Child Support Grant: A booster for poverty reduction

    14 April 2016

    11.7 million poor children in South Africa are now covered by the social benefit which is having a positive impact on their daily lives.