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  1. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    27 January 2015

    More than 5.24 million domestic workers live in Africa. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws.

  2. From war to peace: Socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants in the DRC

    27 January 2015

    Providing assistance to support the transition from military to civilian life is a central component of ILO’s work in post-conflict situations in order to rebuild communities.

  3. Consolidating peace through Trade Unions in Guinea

    26 January 2015

    The ILO enhances the capacities of Guinean Trade Unions to strengthen their role in preventing conflict and consolidating peace.

  4. Employment in Africa: What is happening today and what to expect in 2015

    20 January 2015

    The employment situation has not improved much in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite better economic growth performance. And in the Arab region the employment outlook has deteriorated, says ILO in its new report.

  5. ILO's Head for Africa on official visit in Senegal

    19 January 2015

    The Assistant Director-General of ILO and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, is in Dakar, Senegal on an official visit from 19-22 January 2015.

  6. Mr. Peter Van Rooij is appointed as the New Director of the ILO Cairo Office

    15 January 2015

    The ILO Director- General Guy Ryder has appointed Mr. Peter Van Rooij as the New Director of the ILO Cairo Office.

  7. More women needed at top management positions in Africa

    12 January 2015

    New ILO study reveals that the ratio of working women in senior management positions in Africa is still very low and calls for innovative measures to operate meaningful change.

  8. Engaging in policy debates and organizing workers in Export processing zones

    09 January 2015

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) has just published a Trade Union Manual on Export Processing Zones (EPZ). In this interview, Claude Akpokavie, ACTRAV’s focal point on EPZ explains the main lessons highlighted in the manual and the role of trade unions in EPZ.

  9. What can the fight against HIV teach us about Ebola?

    19 December 2014

    Margherita Licata and Kofi Amekudzi, Technical Specialists ILOAIDS, discuss the successes of ILO's work to combat HIV in the workplace for lessons that could be applied in containing other diseases such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  10. Engaging multinational enterprises on job creation for young women and men in Cote d’Ivoire

    17 December 2014

    As the economy of Côte d’Ivoire slowly recovers after a long period of crisis, building a bright future for the young generation is crucial. The increasing number of multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in the country are a promising yet largely untapped source for local job creation. Until now, jobs have been mainly filled by foreigners due to limited skilled labour available locally. The ILO provides assistance to the government, employers and workers organizations to address the situation by engaging MNEs on this national priority.

  11. Invest in social protection for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, says ILO

    15 December 2014

    In times of economic uncertainty, low growth and increased inequality, African countries with social protection programmes are better able to respond to crisis and vulnerabilities, stated ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma at the International Conference on Social Protection in Arusha, Tanzania.

  12. Tanzania to host an International Conference on social protection for equitable growth

    15 December 2014

    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma is attending a three-day international conference on Social Protection focused on “Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth” to be held from 15-17 December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania.

  13. ILO/SWHAP Road Safety and Wellness Camp

    13 December 2014

    13 December 2014: The ILO, together with SWHAP (Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme) and Scania (a global company) organized wellness camp at at Korona stop over, about 70 km from Harare along the Masvingo - Beitbridge Highway (linking Zimbabwe to South Africa).

  14. Real wages grew by less than 1 per cent in Africa

    05 December 2014

    The new ILO’s Global Wage Report revealed a decline in Africa’s real wage growth in 2011 before it resumed in 2012 and slowed again in 2013.

  15. Minya Quarries: Protecting the workers through information

    04 December 2014

    Thousands of workers live in extreme conditions in Egypt’s stone quarries. The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) recently provided technical support for education and awareness-raising among the stone quarry workers of Minya on the occupational health and safety risks in their mines.

  16. Ethiopia marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2014

    The Federation of Ethiopian National Associations of Persons with Disabilities (FENAPD) marked the event at the National Theatre of Addis Ababa with the support of key partnering institutions, including the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  17. Ethiopia commits to promote the rights of persons with disabilities

    03 December 2014

    During a national event organized in the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Ethiopian Government showed its commitment to promote the rights of persons with disabilities.

  18. Kicking the ball against HIV/AIDS

    29 November 2014

    As a build up to the World AIDS Day on 1 December, on Saturday 29 November 2014, the ILO partnered with the Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme (SWHAP) and one of its member companies Ericom in a soccer tournament to promote physical health, awareness of HIV/AIDS and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as well as promote the uptake of HIV testing and counselling services by workers.

  19. ZGJP Policy Dialogue Workshop: Government Confirms Commitment to Extension of Social Protection

    27 November 2014

    The building construction sector in Zambia has been identified as a potential driver for economic growth and Green Job creation.

  20. Law Growth Nexus II Project Social Partners Commit to Action

    27 November 2014

    The social partners of the Law Growth Nexus II project have unanimously approved a consolidated work plan on how to achieve the project outcomes.