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  1. Africa must focus on youth employment, says President Obama

    28 July 2015

    In a historic address to the African Union, President Barack Obama urged leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the youngest and fastest-growing continent in the world.

  2. ILO briefs young Ethiopian diplomats on Labour Migration

    24 July 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO,) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) of Ethiopia engaged more than 80 young Ethiopian trainee diplomats to create a stronger awareness of labour migration challenges and opportunities in an era of global socio-economic transformation.

  3. Labour administration at the heart of decent work, says ILO

    24 July 2015

    With limited job creation and growing inequalities, labour administration should become a national priority, urged Aeneas Chuma, Head of the ILO in Africa at the Ministerial Conference of UEMOA countries.

  4. © Bruce Strong /Together Liberia 2015

    Liberia’s new labour law commits to decent work

    24 July 2015

    Liberia has made history by adopting a new labour law, as it is the only one in the world that directly refers to the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda in its title.

  5. Way forward – Eastern and Southern Africa Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum

    23 July 2015

    The Knowledge Sharing Forum on youth employment for Eastern and Southern Africa in Harare came to an end on Wednesday, 22 July 2015.

  6. ILO launches a 5 million € EU-Funded project on migration in Ethiopia

    23 July 2015

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MOLSA) are launching a new EU-funded project to support the reintegration of Ethiopian Returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  7. Minister of Finance and ILO Director tours Youth Exhibitions

    22 July 2015

    The ILO Country Director, Ms Hopolang Phororo accompanied Honourable Chinamasa, Zimbabwe Minister of Finance, who interacted with the beneficiaries as they explained to him how the training that was provided by the ILO had transformed their lives.

  8. Youth Employment in Eastern and Southern Africa

    22 July 2015

    A Knowledge Sharing Forum to showcase innovative work, challenges and opportunities for youth employment policies in Comoros, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  9. National Consultation Seminar on assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in South Africa (ECLM project)

    A National Consultation Seminar was held in Pretoria on June 23, 2015, and brought together more than 40 policymakers, government officials and experts to discuss on various aspects of the role of migrant labour in South Africa, 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.

  10. Formalisation of what? Is there a cost for not formalizing?

    21 July 2015

    “We create people for the formal sector but we do not create the formal sector for these people”

  11. Targeted interventions do work for youth employment

    21 July 2015

    During discussions on access to finance, the issue of corruption arose and one of the participants ‘A fruit does not fall far from the tree’- a statement alleging on corruption that is creeping in amongst the youth and how they are only following what they see the elders around them doing..

  12. ILO Chief for Africa in Burkina Faso to strengthen strategic partnerships

    21 July 2015

    The Regional Director for Africa of the ILO, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, will visit Burkina Faso for the first time from 22 to 25 July 2015 to hold tripartite talks and attend a key Ministerial session of the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

  13. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015

    Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth

    20 July 2015

    A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.

  14. Southern and Eastern African Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum Opened

    19 July 2015

    The Eastern and Southern Africa Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum opened amidst a lot of fun-fare on 19 July 2015 at the Cresta Lodge in Msasa, Harare in Zimbabwe.

  15. Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    The conference will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

  16. Farm Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in South Africa.

    15 July 2015

    Key trends, emergent issues, and underlying and structural problems.

  17. Press Release - Southern and Eastern African Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum

    14 July 2015

    The Southern and Eastern African Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum kicks off.

  18. Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs

    14 July 2015

  19. Opportunities for Cooperative Development for Domestic Workers in South Africa Validation Workshop

  20. Financing Development through Decent Work

    10 July 2015

    ILO and Sweden partner to host a joint side event aiming at stimulating a dialogue on how decent work can help achieve sustainable development and the type of global partnership needed to make it a reality.