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  1. Entry into force of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), imminent following ratification by Angola

    21 October 2016

    On 11 October 2016, the Government of the Republic of Angola deposited with the International Labour Office (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

  2. Uganda holds a National Dialogue on the ILO Future of Work Initiative

    19 October 2016

    Dialogue rated as key to Uganda’s development aspiration of being a middle income country and attaining the country's Vision 2040.

  3. ILO Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum, 1 November 2016

    During this year's GSSD Forum, hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, and based on an assessment of past staff needs, the ILO will hold a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Solution Forum on The Future of Work and South-South and Triangular Cooperation, devoted to ILO staff and partners. The objectives include ensuring ILO staff and constituents can access tools and methodologies that will enable them to implement new South-South and triangular cooperation projects. ILO staff and constituents will be able to follow up on their learning experience of SSTC by exchanging experience and deepening knowledge through an ‘SSTC virtual meeting point’ (www.southsouthpoint.net) and by tailor-made coaching and training sessions. The ILO is organising its Future of Work dialogues around four Centenary Conversations: 1) Work and Society; 2) Decent Jobs for All; 3) The organization of work and production; 4) The Governance of Work. Participants are invited to concentrate on two of the dialogues. The event will also feature last year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, the "Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet", in a session entitled "Good Practice in Social Dialogue and Algerian SSTC cooperation". This will address social dialogue and social protection.

  4. National Dialogue on the Future of Work in Uganda

    18 October 2016

    Uganda started dialogue to influence development of commensurate policies that will steer the future of work in attaining the country's Vision 2040.

  5. ILO Chief for Africa to attend ZCTU 50th Anniversary in Zambia

    18 October 2016

    ILO will take part in Zambian Congress of Trade Unions’ (ZCTU) golden jubilee events to mark fifty years of active service in championing organised workers’ rights in Zambia.

  6. Access Bank Rwanda empowers women with entrepreneurship skills

    17 October 2016

    Access Bank Rwanda’s Women Banking, ‘W Initiative’, recently held business trainings for women. The program is a joint initiative with the Business Development Fund (BDF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) offered to female customers interested in starting and those looking forward to improving their business.

  7. Applying international labour law to solve labour disputes in Ethiopia

    17 October 2016

    Ethiopian judges and legal educators receive advanced training on applying international labour law while handling cases of labour disputes.

  8. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work for Youth in the Rural Economy

    The ILO in partnership with FAO and UNIDO join forces in promoting decent work for youth in the Academy on Rural Development.

  9. Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Somalia

    13 October 2016

    Nairobi (ILO News)

  10. Towards Trade Union Unity in Uganda

    12 October 2016

    With the support of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), 42 unions adopted a resolution to enhance trade union unity in Uganda.

  11. ZGJP organises Social Protection workshop

    12 October 2016

    ZGJP is a UN joint sustainable development programme which facilitates private sector development for inclusive green growth, more and better jobs particularly for young people and women in Zambia, initially in the construction sector in Zambia.

  12. Launch of the project on Strengthening Labour Inspections in Lesotho

    11 October 2016

    “ILO and the United States Department of Labour partner to strengthen labour Inspection systems in Lesotho to better equip employers and worker organisations in achieving workplace compliance with national labour laws.”

  13. Africa Regional Training Course on Labour and Social Policies for Decent Work

  14. Nigeria solicits ILO’s support for youth entrepreneurship skills development

    10 October 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Abuja and Federal Ministry of Youth Development (FMYD) commit to enhancing entrepreneurship skills development.

  15. ‘Many girls come to the workplace already bruised and wounded’

    10 October 2016

    A group of women and men from the informal economy, business, academia, civil society, government recently met to discuss a report that was commissioned as contribution towards the ILO Centenary Initiatives under the “Future of Women at Work Initiative.” This Initiative is one of the seven ideas that have been selected as discussion topics, as the Organization marches to its 100 years of existence.

  16. Kenya’s National Assembly Adopts the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour

    06 October 2016

    On 06 October 2016, Kenya’s parliament debated and passed the national policy on elimination of child labour; commonly known as Sessional Paper number 1 of 2015 on the National Policy on Elimination of Child Labour.

  17. Formalizing the Informal Sector

    03 October 2016

    ILO provides a guide in the transition of workers from the informal sector to the formal sector in South Africa, Malawi and Mozambique.

  18. ILO Constituents Develop Decent Work Country Programme (2017 – 2021) for Tanzania

    03 October 2016

    The Country programme to focus on Promoting employment and employability, enhancing fundamental principles and rights at work, social protection and social dialogue.

  19. Opening new opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

    03 October 2016

    Women enterprises have been a source of jobs to Women, youth and others in Tanzania

  20. Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.