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  1. Ethiopia hosts a Media Forum for five East African Countries

    17 November 2017

    ILO CO-Addis Ababa organizes a Sub–Regional forum for experience sharing among five countries: Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.

  2. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon of Nigeria appointed ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa

    15 November 2017

    Ms Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon from Nigeria was appointed Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire with effect from 10 November 2017.

  3. ILO co-hosts the 17th Africa regional seminar for labour-based practitioners

    13 November 2017

    More than 400 policy makers, researchers and practitioners came together to explore the role of employment intensive approach in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).

  4. Namibia joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    06 November 2017

  5. How decent work can transform cotton production

    03 November 2017

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  6. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017: A New World of Opportunities

    Under the auspices of the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, the ILO Cairo Office and the Middle East Council for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) will hold the third Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit in Red Sea governorate from 16 to 18 November 2016, titled "A New World of Opportunities".

  7. Promoting Social Dialogue and Decent Work in the ECOWAS Sub-Region

    27 October 2017

    ILO - through the “Support to the Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa" Projects - supported the ECOWAS Tripartite Social Dialogue Forum focusing on Labour Migration, Mobility and Protection of the migrant workers’ rights.

  8. First 23 TRANSFORM Social Protection Trainers Trained

    27 October 2017

    The first ever TRANSFORM Leadership and Transformation Learning Package on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa Training of Trainers (ToT) successfully concludes with 23 newly trained trainers from the African region

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    How worms and gold can help improve livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

    27 October 2017

    Thousands of people are set to benefit from a project in Zimbabwe aimed at creating jobs and improving livelihoods for women and youth in poor rural communities. The project focuses on the food production sector and gold ore processing.

  10. Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region

    The event is organised by DWT/CO–Cairo: ILO DWT for North Africa and Country Office for Egypt and Eritrea through ILO Project “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People” (DJEP) financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in collaboration with: International Training Centre of the ILO, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), ILO Green Jobs Programme, ILO Offices and DWT in the Arab States and North Africa.

  11. ILO supports more than 500 young women and men in Tanzania to establish own businesses and combat HIV/AIDS

    13 October 2017

    Youth living with or affected by HIV trained on entrepreneurship and Business Development Skills

  12. ILO and the East African Community (EAC) to revamp the Decent Work Agenda in the sub region

    13 October 2017

    Agencies to work on an ILO/EAC Memorandum of Understanding 2017 - 2021

  13. ILO to convene High-Level Symposium on “The Future of Work We Want: the Workers’ Perspective”

    13 October 2017

  14. The Future of Work We Want: the Workers’ Perspective

  15. ILO and IIRSM social dialogue on occupational health and safety calls for improved safety in the construction industry

    12 October 2017

    In addressing the increasing cases of accidents in the construction industry in Nigeria, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and ILO’s constituents, at a workshop on 12th October 2017, reaffirmed their commitment to promote decent work in the construction industry.

  16. The AfDB Youth and Women Empowerment Project (YWEP) comes to life

    11 October 2017

    This initiative will build on existing interventions to empower young people and women in the selected districts.

  17. International Labour Organization (ILO) and Brazilian Government promote decent work in the cotton supply chain in Mozambique

    10 October 2017

    The Government of Mozambique and the Brazilian Government have identified key areas of support for a country project to be implemented by the Government of Mozambique, organizations of workers, organizations of employers and civil society institutions, with technical support from ILO

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    Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

    09 October 2017

    Investing in workers and innovation, and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stemming rising global unemployment, the latest edition of the ILO's flagship report shows.

  19. World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) 2017

    06 October 2017

    ILO flagship report to focus on sustainable enterprises and job creation in SMEs

  20. Johannesburg to host the first ILO Decent Work Academy in Africa

    02 October 2017

    More than 120 policy-makers, representatives of workers, employers and community organizations from 16 different countries gather this week in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss the future of work on the African continent.