What's new

  1. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work. .

  2. First Information Seminar for African Members of the ILO Governing Body

    24 April 2015

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa will convene from 27-29 April in Addis Ababa the first comprehensive information seminar for African members of the Governing Body to discuss strategic priorities, partnerships and way forward for the organization in the region.

  3. Towards efficient and sustainable HIV responses in the workplace in Africa

    23 April 2015

    With 24.7 million people living with HIV in Africa, a new ILO report reveals innovative workplace strategies that have helped reduce risky behaviours, increase voluntary testing and reduce stigma and discrimination across the region.

  4. Invest in social protection for Africa’s inclusive development, says ILO

    23 April 2015

    A minimum package of social protection benefits for workers is a productive investment for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa, stated the ILO at the African Union Ministerial Session on Social Development, Labour and Employment in Addis Ababa.

  5. ILO to launch a new study on HIV and AIDS in Africa

    22 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to officially launch “Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS at Work: A multi-country study in Africa” on Friday 24 April 2015 at the Ernst and Young Building, in Sandton – Johannesburg, South Africa.

  6. Six things you should know about Social Protection in Africa

    22 April 2015

    African Ministers of Social Development, Labour and Employment are discussing social protection for inclusive development from 23-24 April 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Key policy recommendations and strategies are to be adopted by Member States. ILO News talks with Luis Frota, Social Security Specialist in the African region, to assess the reality on the ground and share good practises.

  7. African Union to focus on Social Protection for Inclusive Development

    20 April 2015

    Social Protection will be at the heart of the first ordinary session of the AU specialized technical committee (STC) on social development, labour and employment to be held from 20-24 April 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  8. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    17 April 2015

    The ILO observes that Day to raise awareness on occupational safety and health among trade unions, employers’ organizations and government representatives.

  9. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to support the implementation of Ghana’s National Employment Policy

    15 April 2015

    At the Ghana Jobs Summit in Accra, the Director-General of the ILO, Mr Guy Ryder assured the Government and Social Partners of its support in the implementation of the country’s first ever National Employment policy.

  10. ILO to support Ghana’s first-ever National Employment Policy

    15 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is ready to back the implementation of the country’s first ever comprehensive policy on employment, announced the Director-General Guy Ryder at the Ghana Jobs Summit in Accra.

  11. New database for Labour Market Information System in ECOWAS Region

    13 April 2015

    The ILO seeks to improve labour market information systems and the coordination of the public employment services database for ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania.

  12. NO to child labour – YES to quality education!

    12 April 2015

    2015 World Day Against Child Labour: 60 days to go for the ILO Global Campaign!

  13. Towards a job-rich growth for African youth and renaissance

    11 April 2015

    Aeneas C. Chuma at Columbia University’s interactive platform to meet students, experts and leaders and share ILO’s expertise and policy recommendations on Africa’s youth development agenda.

  14. Validation Meeting for the Comparative Study of Convention No. 189 and National Law and Practice in Zambia

    10 April 2015

    The Domestic Work Project ‘Integrated Actions towards Improved and More Equitable Working Conditions for Vulnerable Groups,’ conducted a validation meeting on 10 April 2015 at the International Labour Office to discuss findings of the comparative study of the ILO Convention 189 and National Law and Practice in Zambia.

  15. ILO Director-General to attend the 2015 Job Summit in Ghana

    09 April 2015

    The first-ever National Job Summit in Accra, Ghana will kick off on 15 April in the presence of H.E. President John Dramani Mahama, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma

  16. Joint Programme on Gender Equality empowers Women

    09 April 2015

    The UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality (JPGE) - a SIDA (Sweden) funded programme, was developed broadly aimed at promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality. The different components: Pillar I on ‘promoting women’s security and combating gender-based violence’; Pillar II on ‘women’s political participation and influence’ and Pillar IV on ‘national accountability on gender equality and women’s empowerment’ are being implemented by UNFPA, UNDP and UN WOMEN, respectively. The ILO has the co-responsibility of implementing Pillar III whose focus is on women’s economic empowerment and working conditions in four selected districts of Chivi, Gutu, Mutoko and Nyanga.

  17. Chuma at the African Economic Forum of Columbia University

    06 April 2015

    ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma to attend the largest Africa-focused event at Columbia University, NY, USA.

  18. Uganda: Combating child labour through education

    03 April 2015

    Key findings on how to better address children’s employment issues and highest rates of school drop- out in Africa

  19. Training Workshop towards an Integrated Labour Inspection System for the Mining Sector in Zambia

    01 April 2015

    The ILO mining sector project held a two day workshop in Kitwe on integrated labour inspection systems for the mining sector in Zambia.

  20. Intensify job creation to reduce wildlife trafficking, says ILO

    31 March 2015

    A stronger focus on employment creation and social protection could reduce illegal wildlife trade, stated ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma on the key side-event of the 2015 Economic and Social Council in New York, USA.