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  1. ILO Kenya Partnership with Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Takes Silver Spot at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

    21 April 2017

    As part of its women economic empowerment programme in Kenya, ILO partnered with Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Africa Pro-Poor Tourism Development Centre (APTDC), and Tech for Trade to give a new lease on life for the women of Kimana’s Women’s Group in Amboseli, Kenya.

  2. Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    19 April 2017

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  3. Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

  4. ILO partners with IOM, workers organizations and Government to execute VCT@work initiative in Tanzania

    11 April 2017

    More than 15000 miners and community members sensitized and 560 provided with testing and counseling services

  5. SADC Meeting of Ministers responsible for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

    Theme for 2017 ELS Meeting: Employment Promotion

  6. Tunisia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    06 April 2017

    Tunisia, an important actor of international maritime trade, is the 82nd Member State of the ILO that ratifies this convention

  7. Launch of TRANSFORM Social Protection learning package in Tanzania

    05 April 2017

    The Leadership and Transformation Curriculum on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa was rolled out on 27 March 2017 at the ILO Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  8. ILO and East Africa Employers put skills development as top priority

    29 March 2017

    Hon. Minister Jenista Mhagama calls upon the employers to promote youth employment in the region

  9. The Third Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Conference

    The ILO Cairo Office and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) in cooperation with USAID will hold the Third Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Conference in Cairo on 10 April 2017, titled "Impact of CSR Initiatives on Improving Egypt’s Economic Competitiveness".

  10. Tripartite Workshop on the Formulation of Decent Work Country Programme for Tanzania

    29 March 2017

    With the support of the ILO, national discussions focused on how best to design, validate and implement key outcomes, outputs and activities for each of priority development sectors in line with the sustainable development goals.

  11. Social Protection Public Lectures Series Launched in Lusaka First public lecture attracts more than 500 participants for discussions on domestic Social protection financing: Cost or Investment?

    29 March 2017

    Social protection is increasingly taking the centre stage as a critical tool in the drive to eradicate poverty worldwide, yet glaring gaps exist in the general public’s understanding of social protection issues in many developing countries, including Zambia. In an effort to stimulate and strengthen public dialogue on pertinent social protection related issues at different levels, the University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) supported by Irish Aid, have embarked on a series of public lectures on Social Protection under the theme; Strengthening Social Dialogue for Social Development.

  12. ILO to partner with Tanzania Employers to conduct trainings on HIV and AIDS

    15 March 2017

    More than 60 HR Practitioners are to benefit from the ILO technical expertise on promoting healthy working environment and getting to zero stigma and discrimination at work.

  13. Workshop on Capacity Building on 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) Resolution concerning Work Statistics,

    Employment and Labour Underutilization, SGD Indicators & Labour Market Bulletin Development

  14. © Rajendra Shaw / Oxfam 2017

    International Women's Day 2017

    The ILO marked International Women’s Day with the launch of a ground-breaking new report which provides a global snapshot of attitudes about women and work for the first time ever. The report, which is based on data from the Gallup World Poll, was launched a special event at Gallup headquarters in Washington D.C. Speakers included actor, producer and activist Eva Longoria.

  15. © Caia Image /Science Photo Lib. 2017

    Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

    08 March 2017

    New landmark report clearly shows that concerns regarding gender equality and achieving a better work-family balance resonate around the world.

  16. Africa: Women in the world of work

    06 March 2017

    The ILO will mark the 2017 International Women's Day by joining the UN Women, the European Union and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in a high level panel dedicated to women and equality at the workplace to be held on March 09 2017 at the the Houphouet Boigny University of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  17. ILO and Workers' delegates discuss social dialogue in Tanzania

    03 March 2017

    TUCTA hails the strong collaboration and support by the ILO

  18. Sida visits Nyanga to Witness the Unleashed Potential of a Community.

    03 March 2017

    A delegation comprising representatives from Sida -the funding partner, the ILO and UNWOMEN– the implementing partners, and government officials in the district who sit in the DIC (District Implementing Committee) (DIC) and coordinate project implementation at district level visited a women’s project in Nyarumvurwi.

  19. Mary lights the way

    03 March 2017

    Through the Joint Programme for Gender Equality, funded by the Government of Sweden, the ILO has managed to transform the lives of women in Nyanga district, individually and collectively. For Mary Tarudana, multiple improvements have been made to her life. From being an object of pity by the whole community to being a successful entrepreneur, admired by everyone. She has bought small livestock, can now pay school fees for her children without borrowing and is now, in the process of installing electricity at her homestead. The future is indeed looking brighter for Mary and her family.

  20. Can Zimbabwe end poverty by 2030?

    02 March 2017

    The ILO believes that putting job creation at the centre of economic policy-making and development plans, will result in increased decent work opportunities and more robust, inclusive and poverty reducing growth.