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  1. Ministers from 9 countries call for an employment-intensive approach to create jobs and ensure income security to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG)

    19 December 2017

    Ministers from some 8 African and 1 Asian countries at the 17th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support the formulation of employment-intensive investment strategies that support local capacity building initiatives, build vocational training capacity, and establish monitoring and evaluation systems.

  2. © Sharada Prasad CS 2018

    Social protection is affordable even in most low-income countries

    13 December 2017

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.

  3. ILO World Social Protection Report 2017-2019 : 82 per cent of Africans are left without social protection

    12 December 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all. The World Social Protection Report launched in Abuja December 12, 2017.

  4. The Embassy of Sweden and ILO launch Green enterPRIZE Innovation & Development Project in Zimbabwe 2017 -2020.

    11 December 2017

    Harare, 11 December, 2017 – Today the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia, together with the Embassy of Sweden in Harare launch the Green enterPRIZE Innovation and Development Project. The project will run for the next three years and the Swedish support is 28 million SEK, equivalent to approximately USD 3 million.

  5. ILO Launches SCORE Phase III in Ghana

    07 December 2017

    The Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme of the ILO enters its third phase of implementation expected to run till 2021 in Ghana.

  6. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

  7. © EU2017 EP/Benoit Bourgeois 2018

    ILO Africa Director tells European Parliament that job-rich growth must be at the heart of EU-Africa partnership

    01 December 2017

    Regional Director Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon was speaking at a high-level conference organized by the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 22nd November.

  8. © Pierre Holtz / UNICEF 2018

    ILO: 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection

    29 November 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.

  9. ILO and Sida sign USD 3.2Million agreement for project on promoting decent work in Rwanda's informal economy.

    23 November 2017

    The cooperation agreement was signed on 23 November 2017, by Her Excellency Ambassador Jenny Ohlsson for Sida, and Mr Jealous Chirove, Officer in Charge of ILO Office in East Africa.

  10. Zambia National Social Protection Week 2017

    22 November 2017

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and its partners are organising the 2017 edition of the Zambia National Social Protection Week to build a culture of social protection through awareness raising initiatives.

  11. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon of Nigeria Appointed ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa

    21 November 2017

    Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, the new ILO Regional Director for Africa, took part in the High Level Conference on “a renewed partnership with Africa” in Brussels as part of the European Parliament’s Africa Week. She also addressed the European Parliament on employment and migration issues ahead of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  12. National Dialogue on the Future of Work held in Ethiopia

    20 November 2017

    Ethiopia’s Future of Work dialogue addressed ILO’s two centenary themes, Decent Work for all and governance of work.

  13. ILO at the European Parliament’s Africa week

    20 November 2017

    Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Regional Directory for Africa, will be in Brussels, Belgium on 21-22 November 2017 to address the European Parliament on employment and migration issues ahead of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  14. ILO and Finland agree to develop Social Protection in Zambia

    17 November 2017

    The International Labour Organization and the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, signed an agreement to develop the Social Protection for Informal and Rural Economy Workers Sub-Project in Zambia (SPIREWORK).

  15. Ethiopia hosts an experiance sharing forum for five East African countries

    17 November 2017

    ILO CO-Addis Ababa organizes a Sub–Regional forum for experience sharing among five countries: Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.

  16. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon of Nigeria appointed ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa

    15 November 2017

    Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon from Nigeria was appointed Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire with effect from 10 November 2017.

  17. ILO co-hosts the 17th Africa regional seminar for labour-based practitioners

    13 November 2017

    More than 400 policy makers, researchers and practitioners came together to explore the role of employment intensive approach in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).

  18. Namibia joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    06 November 2017

  19. How decent work can transform cotton production

    03 November 2017

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  20. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017: A New World of Opportunities

    Under the auspices of the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, the ILO Cairo Office and the Middle East Council for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) will hold the third Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit in Red Sea governorate from 16 to 18 November 2016, titled "A New World of Opportunities".