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  1. ‘Maçimbi (Mopani worms) are our ‘gold mines’

    26 April 2018

    Over 250 people converged at Matshiloni Village, Beitbridge to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mopani Caterpillar Processing Centre. They consisted of officials from Ministries of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Finance, Labour and Social Welfare, ILO social partners and people from the surrounding villages.

  2. Placing jobs at the heart of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III

    24 April 2018

    With the support of the ILO, government officials, cooperating partners, workers’ and employers’ organizations met in Malawi to share ideas on the implementation of the new National Employment Policy (NELP) with a view to linking it to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III).

  3. ILO, Flanders to promote decent work in Malawi’s tea plantations

    23 April 2018

    The project focuses on empowering women and ending violence at work, promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as improving access to water and sanitation.

  4. ILO, partners met to boost Green Public Employment Programmes (GPEP)

    Green Public Employment Programmes

  5. ILO and African Development Bank to work together on employment, effective labour migration and future of work challenges in Africa

    19 April 2018

    ILO and AFDB agreed to enhance cooperation on decent jobs for youth, labour migration and mobility and the future of work in Africa.

  6. Ministry of Labour in Malawi and the ILO host dialogue to discuss strategies to place Jobs at the Centre of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III

    18 April 2018

    Government officials, cooperating partners, worker and employer organizations met in Malawi to share ideas on the implementation of the recently adopted National Employment Policy (NELP) with a view to linking it to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III)

  7. The ILO Explores Entrepreneurial Potentials in Abuja

    17 April 2018

    As the demands for entrepreneurship education in Nigeria continues to increase, the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) explores partnership opportunities with ILO to empower women and youth in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with relevant entrepreneurial skills for employment and jobs creation.

  8. Sida support transforms life in Harare, Zimbabwe

    16 April 2018

    A delegation of Swedish Parliamentarians and members of the United Nations Association of Sweden visit a public-private partnership intervention on the outskirts of Harare.

  9. Strategies for employment promotion in Zimbabwe

    16 April 2018

    A half day Dialogue on Employment Promotion Strategies was held on 4 April 2018 with officials from relevant line Ministries. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare with technical and financial support from the ILO.

  10. Tackling commercial sexual exploitation of children on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    Poverty and lack of employment prospects make many teenage girls in coastal areas of Madagascar vulnerable to becoming trapped in commercial sexual exploitation. An ILO project supports community efforts to fight against the problem, one of the worst forms of child labour.

  11. What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  12. Launch of How Immigrant Contribute to Côte d'Ivoire's Economy in Abidjan (ECLM project)

    An event was held in Abidjan on 29 March 2018 to launch the report, How Immigrants Contribute to Côte d'Ivoire's Economy. The report was produced in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The agenda for this event will be available soon.

  13. R204 National Dialogue on Transition from Informal to Formal Economy in South Africa

    In partnership with NEDLAC R204 National Task Team and Partners

  14. Japan to support youth employment to build stability and peace in The Gambia

    23 March 2018

    New project will support jobs for youth through infrastructure works with local resources, skills training and entrepreneurship promotion, with a strong focus on returnees and women.

  15. ILO Supports Review of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP)

    22 March 2018

    To address the challenge of youth employment in Nigeria, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is supporting the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in the revision of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP).

  16. ILO launches the review of apprenticeship systems in Egypt

    13 March 2018

    The ILO and the Embassy of Switzerland co-hosted a working breakfast in Cairo on 13 March 2018 to launch the findings of an ILO legal review titled “Apprenticeship in Egypt– Towards a Unified System?”.

  17. Sustainable Development Goals 8 (SDG 8) National Framework Indicators in Seychelles

    12 March 2018


  18. Improving opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within IGAD Member States

    07 March 2018

    ILO works with IGAD member states to understand current and future skills needs and labour market imbalances to help them properly manage and address the issue of migration in the region.

  19. ILO, in collaboration with social partners, to pilot a youth employment services centre in Ethiopia

    06 March 2018

    Following the findings of an assessment done by ILO that showed limited access to employment services information in Amhara Region in Ethiopia, ILO and social partners agreed to set up a youth employment services centre in the Region.

  20. Women gold miners in Zimbabwe co-designed a mercury free gold processing plant

    01 March 2018

    With the support of the ILO and development partners, Guruve Women in Mining Cooperative co-created an environmentally sustainable gold milling plant that will improve productivity and deliver higher yields in Zimbabwe.