What's new

  1. Former combatants from DR Congo are rebuilding their lives thanks to entrepreneurial training

    25 September 2017

    An ILO programme offers entrepreneurial training to demobilized Congolese combatants, who were often forcibly recruited by armed groups.

  2. HIV / AIDS Guidelines of the Retail Sector Launched

    21 September 2017

    Health is key to economic development, hence the need for the retail sector to embrace the national HIV/AIDS guidelines.

  3. Tanzania launches guidelines to boost implementation of Apprenticeship and Internship programmes in the Country

    19 September 2017

    Guidelines intended to bridge youth employability skills gap

  4. Kenyan woman entrepreneur breaking gender barriers in a manufacturing production floor through training

    18 September 2017

    She trains young people without employable skills and employs 22 apprentices annually

  5. Senior representatives of 14 African countries discuss quality apprenticeships to address youth unemployment and skills mismatch

    18 September 2017

    Learning Forum to discuss promotion of quality apprenticeships in order to address skills mismatch and youth unemployment in the African region

  6. ILO commits ETB 60million to reintegrate returnee migrants in Ethiopia

    18 September 2017

    By committing ETB 60million, ILO confirmed its support to the reintegration effort of returnees alongside Ethiopian Employers Federation and Women Entrepreneurs Association.

  7. ILO's entrepreneurial skills development programme makes dreams come true

    18 September 2017

    Instead of living in a stagnated environment, they started to see that community challenges and needs could actually activate community engagement and can even be the starting point of a social business that generates a living.

  8. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Arab region

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

  9. ILO to hold Conference on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Arab region” on 20-21 September

    18 September 2017

  10. Tanzania to launch Apprenticeship and Internship Guidelines

    15 September 2017

    Guidelines to motivate employers and training institutions to engage and support apprenticeship training programmes

  11. YENA Conference 2017: The Future on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa with participants from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, as well as development partners and major stakeholders to agree on a five-year plan of action and roadmap to enhance youth employability in the sub-region.

  12. ILO to host the first High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    12 September 2017

  13. Decent Work for Sustainable Development in Tanzania

    06 September 2017

    “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”

  14. Value Addition … Going the Extra Mile on Women Economic Empowerment

    30 August 2017

    Vongai is a young woman who got married at the tender age of 17 years. Her husband is over 30 years older than her, and she has had very little travel nor exposure outside her local community. She dropped out of secondary school due to poverty as her parents could not afford to keep her in school though she was a bright student.

  15. Zambia to host the 1st Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

    29 August 2017

    Employment, Labour and Commerce ministers from Finland and Zambia together with over 120 policy makers and implementers, chief executive officers, senior managers and officials from private, public and civil society entities, employer and worker organisations, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, innovators, academics and researchers from different countries from more than 25 countries in Africa and elsewhere will from September 6 - 8, 2017 gather at Avani Hotel in Livingstone to discuss policy and actions for promoting inclusive green growth and the creation of decent green jobs.

  16. ILO Malawi holds training for media professionals

    28 August 2017

    Journalists in Blantyre, Malawi have been challenged to take interest in promoting a positive face of the world of work and ensure best practices are upheld when reporting.

  17. The Decent Work Academy , A 5-day study, debate and incubator

    The Decent Work Academy offers policy makers and development partners the opportunity to explore and debate present and future work challenges on the African continent. The Academy will draw on the experiences of leading international experts on labour rights, social protection, social dialogue, employment and enterprise development to share the latest global thinking on these topics. Participants will be equipped with additional know-how to meet the challenges of fast-evolving labour markets in African countries.

  18. Africa Forum Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

    The Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP), the Government of Zambia and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO’s Green Centenary Initiative are pleased to announce the upcoming Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation that will take place on 6 – 8 September 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia.

  19. Validation workshop on the Promotion of Decent Work in Rwanda’s Informal Economy

    24 August 2017

    Project to address decent work deficits in the country’s informal economy

  20. Badra Alawa, ILO DWT/CO-Cairo

    23 August 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.