News and Press releases

December 2017

  1. ILO: 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.

  2. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

  3. © EU2017 EP/Benoit Bourgeois 2017

    ILO Africa Director tells European Parliament that job-rich growth must be at the heart of EU-Africa partnership

    01 December 2017

    Regional Director Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon was speaking at a high-level conference organized by the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 22nd November.

November 2017

  1. © Pierre Holtz / UNICEF 2017

    ILO: 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection

    29 November 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.

  2. ILO and Sida sign USD 3.2Million agreement for project on promoting decent work in Rwanda's informal economy.

    23 November 2017

    The cooperation agreement was was been signed on 23 November 2017, by Her Excellency Ambassador Jenny Ohlsson for Sida, and Mr Jealous Chirove, Officer in Charge of ILO Office in East Africa.

  3. Zambia National Social Protection Week 2017

    22 November 2017

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and its partners are organising the 2017 edition of the Zambia National Social Protection Week to build a culture of social protection through awareness raising initiatives.

  4. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon of Nigeria Appointed ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa

    21 November 2017

    Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, the new ILO Regional Director for Africa, took part in the High Level Conference on “a renewed partnership with Africa” in Brussels as part of the European Parliament’s Africa Week. She also addressed the European Parliament on employment and migration issues ahead of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  5. National Dialogue on the Future of Work held in Ethiopia

    20 November 2017

    Ethiopia’s Future of Work dialogue addressed ILO’s two centenary themes, Decent Work for all and governance of work.

  6. ILO at the European Parliament’s Africa week

    20 November 2017

    Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Regional Directory for Africa, will be in Brussels, Belgium on 21-22 November 2017 to address the European Parliament on employment and migration issues ahead of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  7. ILO and Finland agree to develop Social Protection in Zambia

    17 November 2017

    The International Labour Organization and the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, signed an agreement to develop the Social Protection for Informal and Rural Economy Workers Sub-Project in Zambia (SPIREWORK).