News and Press releases

August 2018

  1. South Africa’s social economy

    14 August 2018

    building an inclusive society

  2. ILO country programme to “ensure a future of social justice in the world of work for all Namibians”

    09 August 2018

    New Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) set to promote employment, improve working conditions and strengthen social dialogue in Namibia.

  3. ILO Director General on an official visit to Namibia 5-7 August 2018

    06 August 2018

    Mr. Guy Ryder, The ILO Director General, has arrived in Namibia for a three day working visit at the invitation of the Government of Namibia.

  4. ILO head praises BRICS countries’ commitment to social dialogue

    03 August 2018

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and youth employment.

July 2018

  1. NYSC Seeks ILO’s Assistance to Consolidate Achievement

    12 July 2018

    The new Director of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department, of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) - Mr Kwaghe meets with ILO to acknowledge and consolidate SAED’s achievements attained through ILO support, and discuss areas for further collaboration.

  2. ILO and Lagos State Government to Promote Occupational Safety and Health

    11 July 2018

    As part of efforts to eliminate occupational deaths and accidents in Lagos State, the ILO and Lagos State Government have agreed to work together to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at work in the State.

  3. ILO African Regional Office and FUNDAMENTALS branch consolidate learning from independent evaluations of child labour programmes and projects in Africa (2009-2014)

    03 July 2018

    In order to contribute to organisational learning and to provide guidance to ILO constituents and relevant stakeholders, the ILO African Regional Office and FUNDAMENTALS branch conducted a meta-analysis of independent final evaluations of 14 ILO projects implemented in Africa, under the IPEC, between 2009 and 2014.

June 2018

  1. ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

    28 June 2018

    In many regions, especially Africa, there are clear deficits in the care policies implemented. New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women.

  2. The first youth employability services centre inaugurated in Bahir Dar, Amhara region, Ethiopia

    25 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) center – a first for Ethiopia was officially inaugurated on 19th June 2018. The YES centre is a joint initiative between the Government of Ethiopia and International Labour Organization (ILO) under the project on ‘Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Ethiopia’ which is part of the program ‘Stemming Irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia’ (SINCE) implemented by the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia and funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa.

  3. Better adapting migration policies to labour market needs would help Ghana’s economy, says new ILO -OECD Development Centre report

    20 June 2018