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  1. ILO and Norway collaborate to support the creation of decent jobs in Egypt

    27 November 2016

    ILO's new project, with the financial support of Norway, aims to support the creation of decent jobs, sustainable businesses, and more inclusive economic growth in two of Egyptian governorates.

  2. ILO highlights best youth entrepreneurship initiatives in Uganda

    24 November 2016

    ILO and European Union applauded the fruitful efforts of youth entrepreneurs in Uganda during a national knowledge sharing workshop.

  3. Kenya Future of Work Event

    23 November 2016

    The future of work’ initiative (FWCI) is one of the seven initiatives earmarked for the centenary celebration of the International Labour Organization’s 100 years of existence.

  4. How to promote Youth Entrepreneurship in Uganda

    23 November 2016

    The ILO and the EU are partnering to highlight innovative experiences and best practices carried out under the EU-funded Youth Entrepreneurship Facility project.

  5. ILO calls for urgent action to tackle inequality through social protection

    23 November 2016

    ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma underlined the need for innovative social protection policy interventions to tackle rising inequalities and working poverty in Africa.

  6. Training of Trainers (ToT) for police in Zimbabwe on International Labour Standards-Freedom of association and civil liberties.

    22 November 2016

    “In today’s policing terrain, peace and security can only be achieved if police officers are fully imbued with the requisite technical and conceptual skills relevant to effectively discharge their duties of maintaining law and order”, opined Police Commissioner G. N. Ndebele at a five day training-of-trainers workshop on International Labour Standards- Freedom Association and Civil Liberties opened in Harare today for some 25 senior police officers responsible for training from the country’s ten provinces.

  7. ILO and Central Africa Social Security Association join forces to promote social security in Kenya

    17 November 2016

    The International Labour Organization and the East and Central Africa Social and Security Association (ECASSA) announced an agreement that will see the two Organizations deepen their cooperation to extend and promote social security and to maintain the long-standing technical collaboration.

  8. Rwanda: ILO welcomes the launch of a new maternity leave benefits scheme

    17 November 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomed Rwanda’s decision to provide paid maternity leave and health benefits by law, which offers better protection for working women who become pregnant and are often confronted with the threat of job loss or suspended incomes.

  9. © East African Business week 2016

    ILO supports South-South Cooperation to promote decent work in the cotton sector in Tanzania

    16 November 2016

    The ILO, Brazil and Tanzania teamed up to share experiences and best practices to enhance the national capacity to better respond to challenges in the cotton sector.

  10. USDOL grants ILO 3 million USD to support youth apprenticeship in Kenya

    14 November 2016

    The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has granted the International Labour Organization USD 3 million to support youth skills development activities and apprenticeships programs in Kenya.

  11. How rural communities are being empowered and deciding on quality jobs and skills needed in their areas

    11 November 2016

    ILO’s Chief Technical Advisor in Mozambique, Ana Cristina Paulo, talks about the "Skills for Employment and Productivity in Low Income Countries” project being implemented by the ILO, with support from KOICA of South Korea project, now approaching the midpoint of its three-year period.

  12. Forty (40) Negotiators from Government and Public Service Workers' Unions complete ILO training on Mutual Gains negotiation Skills

    10 November 2016

    About forty (40) government and trade union negotiators have been trained on mutual gains negotiation skills. They were drawn from the National Joint Negotiation Council (NJNC) and the Health Service Bipartite Negotiating Panel (HSBNP). The NJNC and the HSBNP are statutory bodies mandated to negotiate salaries and other conditions of service in the general civil service and the health services sector respectively.

  13. Upcoming event – National Dialogue on Future of Work: Zimbabwe

    08 November 2016

    On 18 November 2016, the ILO in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe, Workers and Employers will convene a National Dialogue on the “Future of Work”. The meeting will be the climax of a series of conversations initiated in April 2016, to get inputs from a broad range of stakeholders on the future of work

  14. ILO assists South Africa in developing value chain to boost job creation

    06 November 2016

    ILO presented the Value Chain Development model in South Africa’s Jobs Fund’s Learning Forum

  15. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit: Entrepreneurship and the Future of Egypt

    Under the auspices of the Ministry of International Cooperation, the ILO Cairo Office and the Middle East Council for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) will hold the second Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit in Red Sea governorate from 16 to 19 November 2016, titled "Entrepreneurship and the Future of Egypt".

  16. ILO highlights women entrepreneurs’ contribution to Tanzania’s economy

    05 November 2016

    During the 10th Women entrepreneurs exhibition in Tanzania, ILO commended the growth of women entrepreneurs’ contribution in the country’s industrialization and human development efforts.

  17. Foundation stone laying ceremony for Jowhar Gravel Road

    02 November 2016

    The foundation stone for Jowhar gravel road was laid in a ceremony held on the 2nd November 2016 in Jowhar district. The stone was laid by His Excellency Ali Abdullahi Guudlawe the Vice President of Hir- Shabelle state.

  18. Taking Care of the Carers: HealthWISE Tool for Health Care Workers

    02 November 2016

    If appropriate caution is not exercised, hospitals can themselves be sources of injuries and diseases, making them a hazardous workplace. The multi-dimensional nature of the possible hazards calls for joint efforts and responses, as demonstrated by the ILO, WHO and the University of British Columbia (Canada) partnership.

  19. The Future of Work for Africa’s Youth

    01 November 2016

    On Africa Youth Day, the ILO calls on Member states, partners and other major stakeholders to rethink how to better prepare young men and women of the continent to the future of the World of Work.

  20. A new step towards trade union unity in Mauritius

    31 October 2016

    With the support of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), 7 confederations will implement the trade union council platform in order to enhance trade union unity in Mauritius.