What's new

  1. Launching of Tanzania’s Women Entrepreneurship Development National Action Plan (2016-2020)

    28 September 2016

    The National Action Plan has been developed as a strategy to promote decent self-employment and economic empowerment for women in Tanzania

  2. ILO supports youth through Apprenticeship programme in hotel operations

    22 September 2016

    The programme intended to provide solution to the challenge on longer school to work transition periods among college graduates in Tanzania.

  3. Africa: Linking Trade with Labour Standards for sustainable development

    21 September 2016

    Trade promotion and respect for workers’ rights are not two opposing goals, but complementary ones, which can contribute to achieve sustainable development, says ILO at AGOA First Labour and Trade Ministerial in Washington D.C., USA.

  4. First dialogue on the Future of Work in fragile states

    21 September 2016

    Freetown will be hosting a two-day Dialogue on the Future of Work for young people in fragile states to reach consensus on actions to be implemented by ILO constituents in Liberia and Sierra Leone to improve access to decent work.

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    World Bank, ILO announce new push for universal social protection

    21 September 2016

    New partnership will expand social protection measures worldwide as part of efforts to combat poverty and rising income inequality. New data show that many developing countries are already achieving universal schemes.

  6. Zambia reiterates commitment to a green economy

    20 September 2016

    Ahead of the High-Level Event on entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Zambia restated the political will to push forward the green economy agenda.

  7. First AGOA Labour and Trade Ministerial Roundtable

    16 September 2016

    The ILO takes part in the 2016 African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum hosted by the United States, from 22-26 September in Washington DC.

  8. COSATU International School

    16 September 2016

    “Building a progressive workers movement for development alternatives in Africa: Decent work, Industrialization and Job creation NOW!”

  9. Tanzania to develop the Decent Work Country Programme III

    15 September 2016

    The tripartite dialogue for the development of Tanzania’s third generation of Decent Work Country Program (DWCP, 2016-2020) will focus on targeted priorities in line with sustainable development goals.

  10. Women beneficiaries lead the way on farming at Nyanga field day

    15 September 2016

    Field days are a common practice in Zimbabwe’s agricultural communities. As women are fully engaged in productive activities, these days help to showcase good crops and provide a platform to extend ILO-supported technical advice on farming practices.

  11. Alliance 8.7: Time for a rethink in fighting forced labour in Africa

    08 September 2016

    With millions of African victims of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour, the continent needs to redefine its priorities for an inclusive strategic partnership to boost the implementation of the Alliance SDG 8.7.

  12. Jobs and Skills take centre stage at the Africa Rural Development Forum

    06 September 2016

    The ILO will highlight skills development and youth employment at the 2nd Africa Rural Development Forum to be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 8-9 September 2016.

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    ILO: Universal social protection already a reality in many developing countries

    06 September 2016

    At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”

  14. Abidjan to host the regional consultation on SDG Alliance 8.7 in Africa

    05 September 2016

    The first sub regional dialogue on ending forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour in will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 8-9 September 2016 in the presence of Ms Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire and Mr Aeneas Chuma, Assistant Director-General of the ILO and Regional Director for Africa.

  15. 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.

  16. ILO and ITF to develop skills and entrepreneurship in Nigeria

    01 September 2016

    The ILO and ITF signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the capacity of the Nigeria’s Industrial Training Fund in skills development for youth and entrepreneurship education.

  17. Decent Work proposed as a way to alleviate poverty in Zimbabwe

    30 August 2016

    With more than 66% of the country’s population residing in rural areas, addressing challenges and opportunities of Zimbabwe’s rural economy becomes one of the most pressing issue.

  18. How to link the Future of Work to Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria

    30 August 2016

    The ILO, its tripartite partners, academia, and other key stakeholders of Nigeria have agreed to support the Future of Work Initiative for inclusive growth and sustainable development.

  19. How agro statistics can enhance African labour market policies

    29 August 2016

    From 30 August – 2 September in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the ILO will be sharing its technical expertise on how to improve agricultural and rural statistics to make informed labour market policies in Africa.

  20. What does water have to do with work? In Malawi, plenty

    28 August 2016

    The linkages between jobs and water in a southern African country affected by drought, water supply and limited sanitation infrastructure.