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  1. ILO Signs agreement to address the root causes of migration through job opportunities for women and youth in Ethiopia

    29 July 2016

    ILO signs agreement to provide technical support to “Stemming Irregular Migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia” (SINCE) programme under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

  2. ILO assists Nigeria in developing the first national OSH Profile

    21 July 2016

    Through the financial and technical support of the ILO, the Federal Government of Nigeria has embarked on the development of a National Occupational Safety and Health Management System.

  3. Tanzania and ILO launch a national child labour Report

    20 July 2016

    Report indicates 4.2 mil. children (28.8%) at the age of 5 - 17 years are in child labour in Tanzania.

  4. © Lydur Skulason 2016

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  5. A new information guide for Zimbabwean Migrant Domestic Workers in South Africa

    18 July 2016

    Key stakeholders from Zimbabwe and South Africa developed a practical guide for migrant domestic workers under the support of the European Union funded ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families (GAP-MDW).

  6. Empowering a Woman Economically means Empowering every part of her life

    17 July 2016

    Women’s Economic Empowerment Project is a joint initiative between UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project helps women build their credit portfolio stabilizing their income, raising their standard of living, and reorienting themselves and their families.

  7. In Mutoko, decent work leads to improved living conditions

    15 July 2016

    Mutoko residents tell us how the Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND) programme has helped them to improve their lives.

  8. Making Health and HIV information for young people available on a mobile application

    13 July 2016

    The ILO will support Oasis Websoft in further developing their online health application to provide information and advice on labour rights and HIV for young people in Ghana.

  9. Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    13 July 2016

    The initial phase of voluntary counselling and testing for workers—the VCT@WORK Initiative— shows encouraging results; and demonstrates that workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.

  10. ILO calls for comprehensive approach to integrate young women and men in the labour market in Zambia

    13 July 2016

    ILO Director for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, Alexio Musindo says a comprehensive approach is required to effectively integrate youth into the labour market in Zambia.

  11. ILO to support Liberia’s Labour Force Survey and Social Protection Projects

    11 July 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Liberia along with social partners discussed the need for a Labour Force Survey, Social Protection Programmes to be implemented with the support of the ILO.

  12. ILO and Nigeria to jointly promote green jobs opportunities

    11 July 2016

    Promoting green jobs policies to generate decent and productive employment as well as skills needed for a greener economy were at the heart of ILO and Nigeria consultation process.

  13. ILO and FAO jointly promote decent work for rural youth through the YAPASA programme

    04 July 2016

    YAPASA (ILO-led UN Joint Programme with FAO) and FTESA (FoodTrade East and Southern Africa) jointly hosted a policy dialogue on the soybean value chain in Zambia that promotes decent work for the rural youth.

  14. A study in Mozambique reflects the key role of cooperatives in achieving SDGs by 2030

    04 July 2016

    ILO Director General’s message on the key role of cooperatives to achieve SDGs by 2030, confirms a similar projection made by a study on the cooperatives movement in Mozambique.

  15. ILO and Sweden join hands to support a National Employment Diagnostic Analysis in Uganda

    30 June 2016

    ILO and the Sweden Government signed partnership agreement to carry out Employment Diagnostic Analysis in Uganda.

  16. Green Jobs: ILO at the launch of ‘14Trees’ initiative

    29 June 2016

    The ILO Zambia Green Jobs Program took part in the first introduction of a creative joint venture to bring low-carbon, affordable housing materials to developing countries.

  17. Tea farmers feel pinch of rising labour costs

    28 June 2016

    Kenyan tea farming is being weighed down by rising labour costs that could discourage investments and hurt the economy, the Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA) said on Wednesday. The East African nation is the world's No. 1 exporter of black tea and the crop is its top foreign exchange earner. It earned 125.25 billion shillings ($1.24 billion) from tea exports as of 2015.

  18. Private employment agencies prepare to deliver better services to aspiring migrant domestic workers

    28 June 2016

  19. Middle-income countries: African tripartite constituents endorse the “Praia Consensus”

    28 June 2016

    The first tripartite meeting on ILO’s strategy for Decent Work in Middle-Income Countries of Africa held from 27-28 June in Praia, Cabo Verde, adopted the pragmatic plan by urging member states, social and development partners as well as regional institutions to support its implementation.

  20. Learning course for enterprise formalisation and SME development in South Africa - open for application until 15 July 2016

    21 June 2016

    The ILO is organizing a blended learning course on policies and practices for enterprise formalisation and SME development in South Africa in August and September 2016. The deadline for application is July 15, 2016.