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  1. ILO joins World Congress as partner

    31 March 2015

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is now an official partner of the 21st World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 15 to 18 September 2015.

  2. AU, RECs call for a roadmap to back the Joint Labour Migration Programme for Africa

    26 March 2015

    Members States of the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and International Organisations gathered in Kigali, Rwanda strongly recommended the elaboration of a roadmap for the implementation of the Joint Labour Migration Programme (JLMP) in Africa.

  3. Africa at work at the 2015 ECOSOC

    26 March 2015

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa will participate in the 2015 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Integration Segment from 30 March to 1 April in New York, USA.

  4. Launch of the Tripartite Partnership Committee for Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Mining Sector in Zambia

    25 March 2015

    The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Honourable Fackson Shamenda, on 25th March, 2015 officially launched the Tripartite Partnership Committee in the mining sector (TPCM).

  5. Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for the construction sector to be developed

    25 March 2015

    Technical working Group on “Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines” (EIA) established under the leadership of the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA)

  6. Achieving gender equality and women’s rights in Africa

    24 March 2015

    The ILO attended a high-level brainstorming meeting on women and girls empowerment in Africa in the presence of H.E.M Åsa Regnér, Swedish Minister for Children, The Elderly and Gender Equality, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  7. Minister Mupfumira meets the ILO Director General Guy Ryder

    23 March 2015

    Hon. Priscah Mupfumira, the new Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare met the ILO Director General on 23 March 2015, on the sidelines of the 323rd ILO Governing Body (GB) taking place from 15 to27 March 2015.

  8. Africa needs strong migration governance for inclusive development

    23 March 2015

    With an estimated 19 million migrants in Africa, the region needs a strong coherent migration policy response to boost regional integration and inclusive development, agreed participants of the Roundtable on labour migration and mobility in Rwanda.

  9. On the Road to Ending HIV

    21 March 2015

    How to combat effectively the transmission of HIV on the Chirundu Corridor, one of the major routes connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

  10. Roundtable on Labour migration and mobility in Africa

    20 March 2015

    A three-day forum from 23 – 25 March 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme ”Enhancing capacities of RECs and Member States to facilitate Intra-regional Migration & Labour Mobility for Regional Integration and Economic Cooperation in Africa.”

  11. Youth income generating groups show promise

    19 March 2015

    Through the Danish Government supported ILO ‘Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme’, young people organized in self-help groups in Beitbridge are running small enterprises after benefiting from community-based vocational education and training as well as business development services.

  12. African CEOs commit to achieving zero HIV-related discrimination at work and promoting voluntary and confidential counselling and testing

    16 March 2015

    A new ILO-UNAIDS publication captures the commitment of business communities from around the world to scale up the response to HIV in Africa.

  13. From market seller to managing director in Côte d’Ivoire

    16 March 2015

    ILO News talks to a young Ivorian woman who in a few years went from selling goods at local markets to being a successful entrepreneur whose dreams reach beyond the Ivory Coast.

  14. The long journey to women empowerment in Africa

    15 March 2015

    Twenty years after Beijing +20, gender inequality remains one of the biggest challenges in Africa. But the African Union declared 2015 “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. ILO News talks with Mwila Chigaga, Senior Gender Specialist for Africa, to measure current progress, challenges and opportunities for African women towards empowerment.

  15. Africa needs a commodity-based industrialization for sustained growth, says ILO

    13 March 2015

    Africa needs a commodity-based industrialization path as an engine of sustained growth and economic transformation, said ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas C. Chuma at the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts Meeting for Southern Africa.

  16. NO to child labour – YES to quality education!

    12 March 2015

    Countdown to the ILO Global Campaign to mark the 2015 World Day Against Child Labour.

  17. SADSAWU Strategy for Organizing and Recruiting Migrant Domestic Workers

    11 March 2015

    Workshop Organised to Development/strengthen SADSAWU

  18. Accelerating Industrialization in Southern Africa

    10 March 2015

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, will attend the 21st Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) on Industrialization in Southern Africa from 12-13 March 2015 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

  19. Effective Employers Organisation

    09 March 2015

    The role of Empoyer Organisations in improving the business environment

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    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in co-operatives particularly in the agricultural sector within Africa.