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  1. ILO to publish Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015

    02 October 2015

  2. Supporting the new National Employment Policy for Mauritius

    01 October 2015

    The ILO is ready to support the formulation, finalization and implementation of the new National Employment Policy for Mauritius, announced in Port-Louis, Aeneas C. Chuma, Regional Director for Africa.

  3. © Ollivier Girard / CIFOR 2015

    More than half of the world’s older persons lack quality long-term care

    01 October 2015

    A new ILO study reveals a global shortfall of 13.6 million care workers undermining the delivery of quality services to more than half of the world’s older persons.

  4. National Consultation Seminar on assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in Rwanda (ECLM project)

    A National Consultation Seminar was held in Kigali on September 25, 2015, and brought together 35 policymakers, government officials and experts to discuss on various aspects of the role of migrant workers in Rwanda, in the context of the "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM) project. The agenda for this meeting can be downloaded below.

  5. Countdown to ILO 2015 African Regional Meeting

    30 September 2015

    Sixty days to the official ILO African Regional Meeting to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 30 November to 3 December 2015.

  6. Ministry of Youth Permanent Secretary calls for Gender Responsive Youth Employment Strategies

    29 September 2015

    Youth and Sport Permanent Secretary Ms. Agnes Musunga has called for accelerated efforts in promoting gender responsive youth employment strategies.

  7. Regional technical workshop on labour migration statistics for Africa

    28 September 2015

    About 70 senior experts from National Statistical Offices and Regional Economic Communities in Africa gathered in Addis Ababa to discuss how best to use labour migration data for bold development policy interventions.

  8. First official visit of ILO Regional Director for Africa in Mauritius

    25 September 2015

    The ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga CHUMA will pay an official visit to Mauritius from 29 September to 2 October 2015.

  9. Boosting youth employment in Africa

    24 September 2015

    The African Union, the International Labour Organization, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank are strengthening their partnership to boost youth employment in Africa.

  10. Meeting of Experts to Adopt Flag State Guidelines for the Implementation of the Work in Fishing Convention

    24 experts will discuss adoption of flag State guidelines for the implementation of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

  11. ILO Focuses on Women Workers Rights on Orange Day

    17 September 2015

    As the world commemorated Orange Day on 25 August 2015, the ILO started a one week training workshop on gender mainstreaming in order to give greater protection to women workers in Zimbabwe. Twenty-eight (28) representatives from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU), the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ), the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare participated in the three day workshop.

  12. © Better Work 2015

    Protecting pregnant workers’ rights in Lesotho

    17 September 2015

    How the Better Work Programme of the ILO and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) promotes decent work for young women in Lesotho’s garment industry.

  13. First Annual Forum for Regional Consultations on Migration in Africa

    16 September 2015

    Ghana to host from 16 - 18 September a Joint Forum on how to promote dialogue and foster regional cooperation on migration among African countries, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and development partners.

  14. How can labour law better serve social justice?

    15 September 2015

    The enforcement of organized labour law is one of the best path to economic efficiency and social progress, said ILO at the World Congress of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law.

  15. Victoria Falls Tourism Corridor: Economic Empowerment & HIV Vulnerability Reduction Initiatives

    11 September 2015

  16. The Joint Labour Migration Program for Africa

    10 September 2015

    The African Union Commission (AUC), the ILO, the IOM and the UNECA are implementing the Joint Labour Migration Program (JLMP) for Africa formally adopted in January 2015 by African Heads of State and Government as a comprehensive programme on labour migration governance for the region.

  17. East African Community (EAC) and ILO for strengthened collaboration in promoting Decent work in East Africa

    09 September 2015

    The ILO CO Dar es Salaam OIC, Mr. Jealous Chirove paid a courtesy call to the East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Dr. Richard Sezibera mid last month, to discuss on areas of cooperation between the two organizations as articulated in the ILO-EAC Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2001, which focuses mainly on labour and employment issues in the subregion

  18. 105th International Labour Conference to review the impact of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization

    08 September 2015

    The ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization will be the subject of a major evaluation of its impact by the International Labour Conference in June 2016.

  19. ILO/Norway: Regional Consultations on the UN70 Agenda

    07 September 2015

    The ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas C. Chuma and Mr Gjermund Saether, UN70 project manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway met in Addis Ababa to discuss UN's present and future role in the African region.

  20. A new Hope back Home

    06 September 2015

    My name is Mohamud Mohamed, I born and raised in Baidoa. When I was young I attended Madras where I memorized Quran and learnt Arabic.