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  1. NYSC Seeks ILO’s Assistance to Consolidate Achievement

    12 July 2018

    The new Director of Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department, of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) - Mr Kwaghe meets with ILO to acknowledge and consolidate SAED’s achievements attained through ILO support, and discuss areas for further collaboration.

  2. ILO and Lagos State Government to Promote Occupational Safety and Health

    11 July 2018

    As part of efforts to eliminate occupational deaths and accidents in Lagos State, the ILO and Lagos State Government have agreed to work together to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at work in the State.

  3. “Why not me?” Young people from Kinshasa start their own businesses

    11 July 2018

    Thanks to an ILO programme, young Congolese women and men from modest backgrounds have been trained in entrepreneurship – sometimes with significant results.

  4. ILO African Regional Office and FUNDAMENTALS branch consolidate learning from independent evaluations of child labour programmes and projects in Africa (2009-2014)

    03 July 2018

    In order to contribute to organisational learning and to provide guidance to ILO constituents and relevant stakeholders, the ILO African Regional Office and FUNDAMENTALS branch conducted a meta-analysis of independent final evaluations of 14 ILO projects implemented in Africa, under the IPEC, between 2009 and 2014.

  5. ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

    28 June 2018

    In many regions, especially Africa, there are clear deficits in the care policies implemented. New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women.

  6. The first youth employability services centre inaugurated in Bahir Dar, Amhara region, Ethiopia

    25 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) center – a first for Ethiopia was officially inaugurated on 19th June 2018. The YES centre is a joint initiative between the Government of Ethiopia and International Labour Organization (ILO) under the project on ‘Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Ethiopia’ which is part of the program ‘Stemming Irregular migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia’ (SINCE) implemented by the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia and funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa.

  7. Better adapting migration policies to labour market needs would help Ghana’s economy, says new ILO -OECD Development Centre report

    20 June 2018

  8. Launch of How Immigrant Contribute to Ghana's Economy in Accra (ECLM project)

    An event was held in Accra on 20 June 2018 to launch the report, How Immigrants Contribute to Ghana's Economy. The report was produced in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The agenda for this event can be downloaded below.

  9. Tanzania launches a campaign for HIV Testing countrywide in Dodoma

    19 June 2018

    Prime Minister H.E. Kassim Majaliwa urges Regional and District Authorities to encourage people including at the workplaces to participate in the campaign

  10. The first youth employability services center opened in Ethiopia

    19 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) centre addresses the need of young Ethiopians who migrate to different regions of the country and other countries in search of employment and livelihood.

  11. The reality of violence at work in Madagascar

    19 June 2018

    While workplace violence can differ depending on a country’s development level, the most common forms occur everywhere. In the poorest countries, unacceptable practices are often exacerbated by poverty. We looked at the situation in Madagascar.

  12. The Zambia Social Protection Week - #ZSPW2018

    18 June 2018

    Lusaka (ILO) news - The Government of the Republic of Zambia in collaboration with the United Nations in Zambia is, for the third time, hosting the Zambia Social Protection Week (ZSPW) under the theme “Decentralisation and Innovation”

  13. ILO, FAO offer free course on elimination of child labour in agriculture

    16 June 2018

    The 2018 theme of the Day of the African Child is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development.” Speedy inter-institutional action remains essential to achieving SDG 8.7 in the continent.

  14. ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business training programme completed by NYSC members

    13 June 2018

    The Nigerian National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in collaboration with ILO and General Electric (GE) and Cognity Advisory partner to support training programme on ILO Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) to promote self-employment for Nigerian youths in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Osun State, Nigeria.

  15. Poverty leads children from Madagascar to work in dangerous conditions

    12 June 2018

    World Day Against Child Labour focuses this year on hazardous child labour and safe work for youth of legal working age. Almost half of the 152 million victims of child labour – 73 million – toil in hazardous work. In Madagascar, children in child labour in brickmaking and in domestic work, are among those who need to be protected.

  16. What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  17. Social Security Experts meeting on coordination of Social Security benefits within an EAC Common Market, Kampala, Uganda

    11 June 2018

    Meeting to develop a road-map for the finalization of the directive on social security coordination within the sub region

  18. Co-creating a Mopane caterpillars processing plant with women beneficiaries.

    08 June 2018

    Women beneficiaries in an AfDB supported project recently actively participated in the design of the infrastructure and production line layout of the processing plant that will ensure improved hygiene and more efficient production of their harvested Mopane worms.

  19. ILO SIYB to Enhance Business Capacity and Jobs Creation among Corps Members in Nigeria

    31 May 2018

    In order to empower the Nigerian youth (graduates) who pass through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department of NYSC, through the technical and financial support of the International Labour Organization (ILO), General Electric (GE), and Cognity Advisory, organized a series of training for its officials and corps members using the ILO SIYB.

  20. ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges

    28 May 2018

    International Labour Conference to address a range of issues, including workplace violence, women at work, social dialogue, application of standards and development cooperation.