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  1. Addis Ababa to host the World of Work in Africa

    26 November 2015

    The 13th African Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 30 November-03 December 2015 in the presence of Dr Mulatu Teshome, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO.

  2. Participants of ILO-led Tripartite+ roundtable call for national dialogue on multinational enterprise engagement in Zambia

    18 November 2015

    During a two-day Stakeholder Dialogue on Multinational Enterprises’ (MNE) activities in Zambia, the tripartite participants agreed on the need for an integrated framework for MNE activities. Emphasis was put on increased transparency, dialogue and partnerships between MNEs and Government as key to maximising the positive impact MNEs have in Zambia.

  3. Southern African countries urge ratification of international treaty to end modern slavery

    18 November 2015

    A tripartite meeting of Southern African Development Community countries has issued a communiqué calling on African nations to ratify the International about Organization’s Forced Labour Protocol.

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    Zambia to champion the ratification campaign of forced labour protocol in Africa

    17 November 2015

    The President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, will officially lead the African chapter of ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery in the region.

  5. Ethiopia to host 13th ILO African Regional Meeting

    16 November 2015

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    Workers are becoming more educated, although not always finding suitable jobs

    16 November 2015

    The new edition of the ILO online reference tool analyses the link between education and access to the labour market.

  7. Promoting Tourism through Decent Work in Egypt

    15 November 2015

    The ILO’s Decent Jobs for Egypt's Young People project funded by Canada trained 365 direct project recipients in 2015 to promote competitiveness in the tourism sector in the Red Sea.

  8. Nexus between Labour Laws, Decent Work and Economic Growth in Zimbabwe

    13 November 2015

    The ILO convened a panel discussion on the role of the labour market in supporting economic growth. The dialogue analyzed some of the contributing factors that have affected investment and productivity in Zimbabwe. The dialogue brought together stakeholders from Government, Employers, Workers, academia, the United Nations, the Diplomatic corps, development partners and the media. The dialogue concluded by underscoring the importance of social dialogue in boosting sustainable economic growth and development in Zimbabwe.

  9. The ILO Pledges Support for Implementation of the Gambia Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP)

    12 November 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its constituents in The Gambia on Wednesday 14 October, 2015 launched the Gambia Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2015-2017. Programme prioritises Employment creation as one of its key objectives to reduce poverty, and promote equitable, inclusive and sustainable development in The Gambia.

  10. Swaziland Media Workshop

    12 November 2015

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security organized a media workshop on the media landscape and an analysis of the media’s recent coverage of labour market: issues that attracted media attention in the country

  11. IOM, ILO Host Somali Inter-Ministerial Dialogue on Migration

    10 November 2015

    IOM and ILO last week hosted a cross section of Somali government officials at an inter-ministerial dialogue on migration to discuss key migration and mobility issues.

  12. ILO to publish a new edition of the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)

    10 November 2015

  13. Regional Forum on green entrepreneurship in Africa

    09 November 2015

    A knowledge sharing event for Africa with 80 participants including ILO constituents to be held from 9 – 13 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana.

  14. South African High Level Seminar and Policy Development Workshop on Labour Migration

    09 November 2015

    South Africa’s economy and society have been intertwined with migration for centuries. It is now the third largest destinations for African migrants behind France and Côte-d’Ivoire (World Bank 2011).

  15. Regional Workshop on labour inspection and informal economy in Africa

    03 November 2015

    A major assessment of key methodological tools on labour inspection and the informal economy in six African countries.

  16. Leveraging urbanization for development in Africa

    02 November 2015

    The ILO is taking part in a regional expert group meeting to review the challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanization in Africa.

  17. 325th session of the ILO Governing Body

    29 October 2015

    Worker, employer and government representatives of the executive body of the ILO will review basic labour rights, the global refugee crisis and its labour market implications, as well as other global employment and social challenges.

  18. System of Social Protection in Mozambique: traversed path and defiance for the future

    This two days seminar is an opportunity to reflect on the results achieved and analyze what needs to be done to strengthen the social protection system in Mozambique.

  19. ILO and FSDA partner for better impact insurance in sub Saharan Africa

    29 October 2015

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and Financial Sector Deepening Africa launched a new partnership to provide top insurance solutions to low-income households and SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  20. Promoting the inclusion of women in extractive industry value chains

    28 October 2015

    This training will focus on raising awareness of the opportunities and obstacles to promoting the participation of women in extractive industries.