17 June 2013
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the first woman to head the African Union Commission, urged African Member States and international partners to invest more in order to promote job creation in the region.
12 June 2013
In her first visit to the International Labour Conference, Malawian President, Joyce Banda, says that despite global efforts, child labour remains a “huge problem”.
11 June 2013
The ILO released a new report: “Ending child labour in domestic work: Protecting young workers in domestic work from abuse and exploitation” which targets multiple cases around the world including in Africa.
06 June 2013
ILO Director-General and UNAIDS Executive Director launch new programme on voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing to reach 5 million workers world-wide.
03 June 2013
A snapshot of the situation in Africa with latest trends and data on employment but also a focus on key policy recommendations to reduce social tensions, address labour market deficits and provide a stable macroeconomic framework.
03 June 2013
The first preparatory Roundtable for the Africa Region, which is part of the ILO history project, was held at NEDLAC (National Economic Development and Labour Council) in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 to 30 May 2013.
30 May 2013
The National Council for Construction (NCC) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Road Development Agency (RDA), the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA), the Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications (MTWSC) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) hosted the National Policy Dialogue on Mainstreaming of Labour Development Workshop, from30-31 May 2013 at the New Government Complex, Lusaka, Zambia.
23 May 2013
The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder attended the official ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) - African Union (AU) on 25 May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
16 May 2013
Pan Africanism, Decent Work and Youth Employment are at the heart of the ILO’s participation to this African Youth Experts Meeting; a key event leading up to the African Youth Forum (22 – 24 May 2013) and to the African Union Golden Jubilee, 25 May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
15 May 2013
The ILO is organising a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 28-30 May 2013 to share good practices, practical initiatives and new policies to promote decent work for domestic workers in Africa.
14 May 2013
The Zambia Green Jobs Program announces the winners of two design competitions launched in 2013 to promote innovative house designs that are water and energy-efficient, with quality and affordable living spaces, suitable for low and middle income Zambian families.
10 May 2013
Young African and African Diaspora leaders, gathered at the Conference on Post-2015 Agenda on Population/Youth Employment, adopted the Declaration of Mindelo entitled “Decent Work for Youth Development” to promote youth employment, good governance, education and environmental sustainability.
08 May 2013
A new ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives.
30 April 2013
The ILO found a strong link between health shocks and child labour. In Togo and Zambia, there were significant rises in child labour when a household member fell ill or died. In Zambia, the rate increased by nine per cent. Income security for the elderly can also have a positive impact on children in their care. Between 50-60 per cent of orphans in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe live with their grandparents.
28 April 2013
Tanzania marked the Day in Arusha by holding a national symposium, creative exhibitions, processions by workers and distribution for winning companies of Awards for Occupational Safety and Health.
23 April 2013
Cenfri in collaboration with the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and the African Insurance Organization hosted an innovative training program aiming to provide participants with the tools and resources to form the foundation for a business strategy to roll out or improve their organization’s microinsurance activities.
13 April 2013
The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder, paid an official visit to Algeria from 13 to 16 April 2013 at the invitation of the Algerian Government and the social partners.
12 April 2013
The Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. In this interview, the new Secretary General of OATUU, Mr. Owei Lakemfa gives his views regarding the results and prospects of OATUU, the unity of trade union movement in Africa and the implementation of Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa.
11 April 2013
An ILO-Women's Entrepreneurship Development (WED) training for future ILO-WED assessors in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from April 10 -12.
11 April 2013
The Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa (JYEIA) was launched on 11 April, 2013, by the African Union Commission (AUC), the AfDB, the UNECA and the ILO during the AU 2013 Labour and Social Affairs Commission Ministerial Meeting.