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  1. Nelta Munhaque's story of change

    11 February 2016

    “I learnt how to start a business even without money” youthful and vibrant Nelta Munhaque proclaims after putting into practice the skills and knowledge acquired at an ILO training on business management.

  2. ILO and UNECA sign a new MoU to support labour statistics in Africa

    10 February 2016

    The ILO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop sustainable labour statistics in youth employment, social protection and labour migration in Africa.

  3. How to advance labour mobility in ECOWAS countries and Mauritania

    09 February 2016

    Accueil-Emploi, a job matching network and online platform in West Africa, is being reviewed for effective management of migration and better mainstreaming labour migration into Labour Market Information Systems.

  4. © Li Wenyong / World Bank 2016

    Young and female: A double “strike” for women entering the workforce

    09 February 2016

    An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.

  5. Decent Work and Sustainable Development in the Textile and Garment Industry in Ethiopia

    04 February 2016

    The ILO launched a new project funded by SIDA and H&M that aims at improving the development of a socially sustainable textile and garment industry in Ethiopia.

  6. Project Launch: Improving industrial relations for Decent Work and sustainable development in the Textile and Garment Industry in Ethiopia

    01 February 2016

    The ILO, in collaboration with the Ethiopian tripartite constituents, is to launch a new project funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and H&M to support the development of a socially sustainable textile and garment industry in Ethiopia through improved labour relations, productivity, wages and working conditions.

  7. Improving industrial relations for Decent Work and sustainable development in the Textile and Garment Industry, Ethiopia

    A project that will focus on improving industrial relations for Decent Work and sustainable development of the textile and garment industrial relations will be launched in Ethiopia

  8. ILO promotes Accessible Tourism through a competition

    29 January 2016

    ILO announced Red Sea Accessible Tourism Competition 2016, "Tourism for All” to attract visitors who have disabilities to come to the Red Sea area.

  9. Harnessing Africa’s youth potential to meet SDGs through Decent Work

    28 January 2016

    With lack of opportunities and high joblessness, millions of young Africans face an uncertain future leading to social instability. The African Union invited the ILO to share its policy recommendations with SDGs providing an opportunity to refocus on pressing decent jobs deficits.

  10. Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    The meeting of ministers of labour and employment of the BRICS will focus on the creation and promotion of quality jobs and inclusive employment policies.

  11. First ever GBV Fast Track Court launched in Zambia

    22 January 2016

    The Government of the Republic of Zambia in partnership with the UN Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence has launched a first ever user friendly fast track court for Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases

  12. Facing the growing unemployment challenges in Africa

    20 January 2016

    In the context of slowing emerging markets and commodity price turmoil, both Northern Africa and sub-Saharan Africa face risks of slowing progress in terms of jobs quality and productive opportunities.

  13. ILO 2016 Directors’ retreat focuses on SDGs and African development agenda

    18 January 2016

    ILO directors in the Africa Region met in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 18 - 21 January 2016 to discuss how best to implement key priorities of the continent in line with the sustainable development goals and Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

  14. Women’s Economic Empowerment in Somalia: Strengthening Women’s business Association for Socio-Economic Development

    As part of the Women’s Economic Empowerment project, ILO, in collaboration with Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), is building the capacity of Somali women business associations to advocate for reform, participate in policy making and reduce barriers to entry in business for its members.

  15. Zimbabwe to host ILO 2016 Field Directors’ Meeting in Africa

    15 January 2016

    Field Directors and Officials of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will meet from 18-21 January in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to hold the Annual Senior Management Retreat for Africa.

  16. Zambian Government bans Casualisation and Unjustified Termination of Employment Contracts

    11 January 2016

    The government of the Republic of Zambia has made a landmark commitment to end casualization as President Edgar Lungu assents to the revised employment act to ban casualization and unjustified termination of employment.

  17. Media for Labour Rights Prize

    29 December 2015

    The 2015 edition of the prize is organized in conjunction with the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch (FUNDAMENTALS) and with the financial support of the Government of Norway.

  18. Awarding Excellence in Reporting Fairly on Labour Migration

    17 December 2015

    The ILO received a total of 258 entries from contestants in 68 countries. Ten entries from the Professional Journalist category and ten entries from the Citizen Journalist category were sent to five independent judges tasked with the responsibility of selecting the winners.

  19. Ms. Mary Kawar assumes her new post as the new Director of the ILO Dar es Salaam Office

    17 December 2015

    Ms. Mary Kawar assumed her new post as the new Director of the ILO Dar es Salaam Office effective 01 December 2015 following her recent appointment by the ILO Director General Mr. Guy Ryder.

  20. ILO and International Bank of Somalia Provide Financial Services to Women Business Owners

    16 December 2015

    As part of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in Somalia, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Bank of Somalia (IBS) will facilitate access to financial services to women business owners who are members of existing business associations.