News and Press releases

March 2019

  1. Simuka-Phakama! Green businesses can catalyse meaningful changes to the Zimbabwean economy

    18 March 2019

    On Friday 15 March 2019, 28 green business ideas from emerging and established small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) were celebrated at the Simuka-Phakama 2018 Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. The business awards were delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, with financial support from the Government of Sweden.

  2. ILO launches Soft skills training for apprenticeship graduates in Tanzania 18-22 March, Arusha.

    15 March 2019

    Targeted at filling skills-gap among the apprenticeship programme beneficiaries

  3. English-Speaking Africa Ministers of Labour end summit

    04 March 2019

    The summit, which saw Africa Ministers of Labour from Member states, who are members of the Africa Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) has ended. It was a busy three days, which started with the 45th ARLAC Governing Council, then on the second day, a discussion on the draft standard on ‘violence and harassment in the world of work’; and on the last day, the launch and deliberations of the Global Commission Report on the Future of Work; and concluding on a high note with celebrations of the ILO’s 100 years of existence hosted by the Government of South Africa.

February 2019

  1. A key step taken towards developing a social economy policy in South Africa

    28 February 2019

    A draft Green Paper on a social economy policy in South Africa presented at a national consultation conference in Sandton. In a speech to the conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder reflected on the relevance of social and solidarity economy organizations and their value-driven, human-centred approaches in addressing the challenges in the changing world of work.

  2. National employment policy for Somalia finalized

    27 February 2019

    Somalia's national employment policy which lays out a strong foundation to provide sustainable employment opportunities for Somali population has been finalized.

  3. A youth cooperative launched to develop the honey value chain in northwestern Tunisia

    26 February 2019

  4. Kigoma Youth and Women on the move to economic breakthrough as a result of UN support

    21 February 2019

    Groups supported through Youth and Women Economic Empowerment thematic area

  5. The revised Labour Code for Somalia was finalized

    21 February 2019

    Labour code for Somalia which has been developed by the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MoLSA) in collaboration with ILO, was finalized.

  6. ILO organizes a workshop on Green jobs and a just transition towards sustainable economies in Tanzania 20 - 22 February 2019, Dar es Salaam.

    19 February 2019

    Targeted at highlighting ILO constituents and partners on the linkages between the environment and the world of work and good practices

  7. No job is to be labelled ‘male’ or ‘female’

    18 February 2019

    Hopley is a highly populated suburb South of Harare, characterised by poor infrastructure, weak social services, low education and high school dropout rates and unemployment, pushing the majority of this community into informal work. Child marriages and teenage pregnancies are common with rates of 18% and 21% respectively.