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  1. The cooperative key to sustainable development

    02 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa” in Berlin, ILO Cooperative Unit (COOP) Chief Simel Esim explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.

  2. Symposium on Cooperatives and Development Goals: Focus on Africa

    02 September 2014

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation (DGRV) organize a Symposium on “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals”.

  3. Ebola outbreak: how to keep workers safe

    01 September 2014

    The importance of equipping workers with the knowledge and material they need to stay safe against the Ebola virus in Western Africa. The ILO and WHO have issued joint guidelines for employers and workers.

  4. Green ambitions in Mauritius

    26 August 2014

    The ILO is partnering with Mauritius as it rolls out its green economy action plan ahead of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa.

  5. ILO supports Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC's) Rain School 2014.

    25 August 2014

    The International Labour Organization, (ILO) Abuja Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia and Liaison Office for ECOWAS has supported the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC’s) Rain School 2014.

  6. South Africa to play a leading role in tackling child labour

    22 August 2014

    Sharing results and experiences with neighboring countries to strengthen south-south cooperation in combatting child labour

  7. Learning Breakfast on e-waste in South Africa

    22 August 2014

    The intuitive learning session thereby provided a platform for exchange about the status quo in the South African e-waste sector.

  8. ILO Head of Africa on official visit to Botswana and South Africa

    18 August 2014

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, the ILO Regional Director for Africa, is on a tripartite consultation mission in Botswana and South Africa.

  9. Zambia’s Green Jobs Programme focuses on occupational safety and health

    17 August 2014

    The ILO is promoting safe, healthy and sustainable jobs in the building and construction sector in Zambia.

  10. The UN in Zambia calls for inclusion of youth with mental health conditions

    12 August 2014

    On International Youth Day, the UN called for social and economic inclusion of youth with mental health conditions in Zambia

  11. Kenya ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    11 August 2014

    Kenya became the tenth African State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  12. Decent Work Country Programme for Ethiopia signed

    07 August 2014

    The International Labour Organization and its tripartite constituents signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the Decent Work Country Programme for Ethiopia.

  13. Knowledge Sharing Workshop on SME Development in South Africa

    01 August 2014

    The theme of the workshop: “Innovative models for Supporting SMEs in South Africa: What do we know, what can we do, and how will it stimulate job creation?”

  14. Closing Ceremony of ILO Ghana-Luxembourg Social Trust Project.

    31 July 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Ghana-Luxembourg Social Trust (GLST) project has officially been closed. The project represented a concrete implementation in a delimited setting of the ILO’s Global Social Trust concept which saw the promotion of social security systems through solidarity as an instrument of sustainable development cooperation in a global world.

  15. Invest in skills development and green economies in LDCs, says ILO

    30 July 2014

    How more and better skills combined with pro-employment policies can contribute to job creation in new green economies of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

  16. Third African Women’s Economic Summit

    26 July 2014

    An initiative that brings together the ILO and African leaders who can influence changes to accelerate the economic advancement of African women and their greater inclusion in the financial and business sectors.

  17. Anambra State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, Visits the ILO, Calls for Close Collaboration to stem the tide of Unemployment

    25 July 2014

    The Anambra State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, has called for a close collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to stem the tide of unemployment in Anambra State in particular and Nigeria in general. He made the call during a courtesy visit to the ILO Country Office in Abuja on 25 July 2014

  18. ILO to hold tripartite consultations with Malawi

    24 July 2014

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, the ILO Regional Director for Africa, will pay an official visit to the tripartite constituents of Malawi.

  19. Women Economic Empowerment Jubilee Expo in Zambia

    22 July 2014

    A five-day national conference to promote women’s economic empowerment through intensive training, targeted exhibitions, motivational dialogues, campaigns for mentorship and showcasing women as change agents for development.

  20. ILO calls for a job-led transformative agenda for Africa

    10 July 2014

    At the SADC Extraordinary Meeting of Ministers and Social Partners, the ILO called for strong policies to stimulate the African transformative agenda and ensure concrete action for youth employment, social protection and labour migration.

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