16 May 2013
Pan Africanism, Decent Work and Youth Employment are at the heart of the ILO’s participation to this African Youth Experts Meeting; a key event leading up to the African Youth Forum (22 – 24 May 2013) and to the African Union Golden Jubilee, 25 May 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
15 May 2013
The ILO is organising a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 28-30 May 2013 to share good practices, practical initiatives and new policies to promote decent work for domestic workers in Africa.
14 May 2013
The Zambia Green Jobs Program announces the winners of two design competitions launched in 2013 to promote innovative house designs that are water and energy-efficient, with quality and affordable living spaces, suitable for low and middle income Zambian families.
08 May 2013
A new ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives.
30 April 2013
The ILO found a strong link between health shocks and child labour. In Togo and Zambia, there were significant rises in child labour when a household member fell ill or died. In Zambia, the rate increased by nine per cent. Income security for the elderly can also have a positive impact on children in their care. Between 50-60 per cent of orphans in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe live with their grandparents.
28 April 2013
Tanzania marked the Day in Arusha by holding a national symposium, creative exhibitions, processions by workers and distribution for winning companies of Awards for Occupational Safety and Health.
23 April 2013
Cenfri in collaboration with the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and the African Insurance Organization hosted an innovative training program aiming to provide participants with the tools and resources to form the foundation for a business strategy to roll out or improve their organization’s microinsurance activities.
13 April 2013
The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder, paid an official visit to Algeria from 13 to 16 April 2013 at the invitation of the Algerian Government and the social partners.
12 April 2013
The Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. In this interview, the new Secretary General of OATUU, Mr. Owei Lakemfa gives his views regarding the results and prospects of OATUU, the unity of trade union movement in Africa and the implementation of Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa.
11 April 2013
An ILO-Women's Entrepreneurship Development (WED) training for future ILO-WED assessors in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from April 10 -12.
11 April 2013
The Joint Youth Employment Initiative for Africa (JYEIA) was launched on 11 April, 2013, by the African Union Commission (AUC), the AfDB, the UNECA and the ILO during the AU 2013 Labour and Social Affairs Commission Ministerial Meeting.
08 April 2013
The third edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Morocco with a special focus on youth and job creation in Agadir, Morocco from 8-12 April, 2013.
08 April 2013
The 9th Ordinary Session of the Labour and Social Affairs Commission of the African Union will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8-12 April 2013 under the theme: “Enhancing the Capacity of the Labour Market Institutions in Africa”
27 March 2013
The Government of Zambia, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is hosting a National Tripartite Dialogue on Maternity Protection – in the presence of the First Lady, Dr. Christine Mwela Kaseba-Sata - , from 27-28 March 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia.
20 March 2013
Africa is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world but a large portion of its population still lives in poverty. A recent panel discussion held at the ILO analysed the way forward from a business perspective.
15 March 2013
The ILO Youth Employment Programme is organizing a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues, the challenges young people face in the workplace as well as their power to overcome them. Zoom in for the top prize!
14 March 2013
The Government of Ethiopia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Addis Ababa to implement an EU-funded project designed to develop a tripartite framework for the support and protection of Ethiopian women domestic migrant workers to the GCC States (Gulf Cooperation Council which includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait), Lebanon and Sudan.
14 March 2013
Many Swazi men have decided to get circumcised to reduce their risk of contracting HIV, after attending workplace information sessions organised by the ILO.
08 March 2013
The ILO marked International Women’s day with calls for action to combat violence against women in the workplace.
07 March 2013
The Employers' Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM), with technical support of the ILO, completed an assessment of the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) in Malawi. The final report and an action plan were presented at a high-level tripartite dissemination event held on 7 March, 2013 in Lilongwe.