News and Press releases

February 2018

  1. Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment Inaugurates National Employment Council

    09 February 2018

    Nigeria’s Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment inaugurates the National Employment Council (NEC) with a charge to reverse the increasing unemployment trend in Nigeria through effective implementation of the National Employment Policy (NEP).

  2. ILO to Support Nigeria in Formulating National Policy on Industrial Relations

    05 February 2018

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Abuja Country Office has pledged its support towards formulating a National Policy on Industrial Relations for the Federal Government of Nigeria.

January 2018

  1. ILO introduces career guidance training for Arabic speakers

    26 January 2018

    ILO provides strategic tools for planners and decision makers from Egypt for career guidance policies and practices.

  2. The ILO Constituents in Ghana Call for Mainstreaming of the principle of “a Just Transition towards Environmental Sustainability…” into schools’ curriculum

    24 January 2018

    The effects of climate change call for implementation of measures that would mitigate its impact on societies. In an effort to achieve the “Just Transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all”, the ILO Country office Abuja gave technical and financial support to the government of Ghana to organize a National Dialogue in Accra.

  3. © Peder Sterll 2018

    ILO: Unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018

    22 January 2018

    The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world.

December 2017

  1. Ministers from 9 countries call for an employment-intensive approach to create jobs and ensure income security to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG)

    19 December 2017

    Ministers from some 8 African and 1 Asian countries at the 17th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support the formulation of employment-intensive investment strategies that support local capacity building initiatives, build vocational training capacity, and establish monitoring and evaluation systems.

  2. © Sharada Prasad CS 2018

    Social protection is affordable even in most low-income countries

    13 December 2017

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.

  3. ILO World Social Protection Report 2017-2019 : 82 per cent of Africans are left without social protection

    12 December 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all. The World Social Protection Report launched in Abuja December 12, 2017.

  4. The Embassy of Sweden and ILO launch Green enterPRIZE Innovation & Development Project in Zimbabwe 2017 -2020.

    11 December 2017

    Harare, 11 December, 2017 – Today the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia, together with the Embassy of Sweden in Harare launch the Green enterPRIZE Innovation and Development Project. The project will run for the next three years and the Swedish support is 28 million SEK, equivalent to approximately USD 3 million.

  5. ILO Launches SCORE Phase III in Ghana

    07 December 2017

    The Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme of the ILO enters its third phase of implementation expected to run till 2021 in Ghana.