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  1. Labour administration at the heart of decent work, says ILO

    24 July 2015

    With limited job creation and growing inequalities, labour administration should become a national priority, urged Aeneas Chuma, Head of the ILO in Africa at the Ministerial Conference of UEMOA countries.

  2. © Bruce Strong /Together Liberia 2015

    Liberia’s new labour law commits to decent work

    24 July 2015

    Liberia has made history by adopting a new labour law, as it is the only one in the world that directly refers to the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda in its title.

  3. ILO launches a 5 million € EU-Funded project on migration in Ethiopia

    23 July 2015

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MOLSA) are launching a new EU-funded project to support the reintegration of Ethiopian Returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  4. Youth Employment in Eastern and Southern Africa

    22 July 2015

    A Knowledge Sharing Forum to showcase innovative work, challenges and opportunities for youth employment policies in Comoros, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  5. National Consultation Seminar on assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in South Africa (ECLM project)

    A National Consultation Seminar was held in Pretoria on June 23, 2015, and brought together more than 40 policymakers, government officials and experts to discuss on various aspects of the role of migrant labour in South Africa, in the context of the "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM) project. The agenda for this meeting can be downloaded below.

  6. Formalisation of what? Is there a cost for not formalizing?

    21 July 2015

    “We create people for the formal sector but we do not create the formal sector for these people”

  7. Targeted interventions do work for youth employment

    21 July 2015

    During discussions on access to finance, the issue of corruption arose and one of the participants ‘A fruit does not fall far from the tree’- a statement alleging on corruption that is creeping in amongst the youth and how they are only following what they see the elders around them doing..

  8. ILO Chief for Africa in Burkina Faso to strengthen strategic partnerships

    21 July 2015

    The Regional Director for Africa of the ILO, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, will visit Burkina Faso for the first time from 22 to 25 July 2015 to hold tripartite talks and attend a key Ministerial session of the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

  9. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015

    Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth

    20 July 2015

    A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.

  10. Southern and Eastern African Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum Opened

    19 July 2015

    The Eastern and Southern Africa Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum opened amidst a lot of fun-fare on 19 July 2015 at the Cresta Lodge in Msasa, Harare in Zimbabwe.

  11. Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    The conference will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

  12. Farm Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in South Africa.

    15 July 2015

    Key trends, emergent issues, and underlying and structural problems.

  13. Press Release - Southern and Eastern African Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum

    14 July 2015

    The Southern and Eastern African Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum kicks off.

  14. Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs

    14 July 2015

  15. Opportunities for Cooperative Development for Domestic Workers in South Africa Validation Workshop

  16. Financing Development through Decent Work

    10 July 2015

    ILO and Sweden partner to host a joint side event aiming at stimulating a dialogue on how decent work can help achieve sustainable development and the type of global partnership needed to make it a reality.

  17. Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment visits ILO Supported Projects in Mashonaland East Province

    09 July 2015

    The Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Honourable Christopher Mushohwe, in his national familiarization tour as Minister of Youth, visited two projects under the “Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme” in Murehwa, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe

  18. International Ebola Recovery Conference

    The Conference offered an opportunity to discuss detailed country-based and regional anti-Ebola strategies, and provide a platform to secure pledges of international support that can complement African Union-led efforts and help fill technical and resource gaps.

  19. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to attend the International Conference on Financing for Development

    09 July 2015

  20. Ebola: Strengthening resilience through Social Protection

    08 July 2015

    An ILO side event held at UN Headquarters in New York to respond to post-ebola recovery plans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with a focus on social protection policies.