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  1. ILO to issue a progress report on gender equality

    26 February 2015

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the ILO will publish a briefing note providing an assessment of progress made on achieving gender equality in the world of work since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995.

  2. © A. Fiorente 2015

    Rising to the top of the footwear industry through Decent Work

    26 February 2015

    As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur who created one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work

  3. ILO Regional Director for Africa to visit DRC and Cameroon

    24 February 2015

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, Head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Africa, is on a week-long official visit in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Cameroon to consult with the tripartite constituents and strengthen ILO’s strategic partnerships.

  4. Consultation on the use of “Driving for Change: a Training Toolkit on HIV/AIDS for the Road Transport Sector” and planning of HIV/TB responses in the road transport sector

    20 February 2015

    These toolkits are designed to train transport workers and operators on HIV/AIDS prevention, including change in behaviour, counselling and testing, care and support.

  5. Labour migration at the heart of Africa’s integration and development agenda

    18 February 2015

    In a combined effort to promote the Joint Labour Migration Programme, the African Union, the ILO, the UNECA and the IOM briefed Member States, the RECS and development partners on the new strategic initiative for effective governance of labour migration and mobility in Africa.

  6. Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa

    18 February 2015

    The African Union Commission (AU), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation on Migration (IOM) and the United Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) will hold an information session on the newly adopted Joint Labour Migration Program for Africa.

  7. Making Training Services Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities: Training of trainers

    15 February 2015

    ILO organized a three days training of trainers on making training services inclusive of persons with disabilities.

  8. The SMART way to show your love on Valentine’s Day

    14 February 2015

    In this Day of love and romance, let's reflect on how we can protect the people we care about, and protect ourselves by being SMART!

  9. The “Conseil de l’Entente” and ILO sign new Partnership Cooperation Agreement

    13 February 2015

    The “Conseil de l’Entente” and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) signed a partnership agreement designed to strengthen the capacity of the Regional Training Centre for Road Maintenance (CERFER) based in Lomé, Togo.

  10. Government and employers reaffirm commitment to labour reforms

    12 February 2015

    The Employers' Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ), the ILO accredited representative of employer organizations in Zimbabwe, organized a half day interaction between employers and the newly appointed Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. The interaction served to introduce the Minister to the captains of industry and to update employers on the status of labour law reform.

  11. Joint Technical Sub-Committees Building Meeting on SADC Employment and Labour Sector Programmes

    12 February 2015

    Technical Sub-Committees Consensus Building Meeting on SADC ELS Programmes in Gaborone, Botswana

  12. The Zambia Green Jobs Planning Workshop sets the direction for a greener 2015

    10 February 2015

    With the mission to create a consolidated work plan for 2015, over 45 stakeholders representing government, the private sector, academia and the five participating UN agencies (ILO, UNCTAD, UNEP, ITC and FAO) came together at the Zambia Green Jobs Annual Planning Workshop which took place from 4 to 6 February, in Siavonga, Zambia.

  13. ILO provides support to abducted Chibok girls in Nigeria

    10 February 2015

    The ILO held training sessions on HIV peer education and counselling for abducted Chibok girls and community in Nigeria.

  14. Algerian Minister kicks off ILO Directors' Meeting in Africa

    05 February 2015

    Mohamed El Ghazi, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of Algeria, officially launched the 2015 Africa meeting of Directors of field offices of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

  15. Building an AIDS-free future in Africa

    04 February 2015

    Africa's peoples and economies are still heavily affected by HIV. The continent cannot afford to leave HIV and AIDS out of the sustainable development agenda, jointly advocate the ILO and UNAIDS.

  16. Algeria to host ILO 2015 Field Directors’ Meeting in Africa

    02 February 2015

    Field Directors and Officials of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will meet from 5-7 February in Algeria to hold the Annual Senior Management Retreat for Africa.

  17. African Union calls for strong women empowerment policies

    01 February 2015

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa, attended the two-day AU Summit which urged Member States to boost Women's Empowerment and Development towards Africa's Agenda 2063.

  18. ILO provides support to abducted Chibok girls in Nigeria

    28 January 2015

    The ILO held training sessions on HIV peer education and counselling for abducted Chibok girls and community in Nigeria.

  19. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    27 January 2015

    More than 5.24 million domestic workers live in Africa. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws.

  20. From war to peace: Socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants in the DRC

    27 January 2015

    Providing assistance to support the transition from military to civilian life is a central component of ILO’s work in post-conflict situations in order to rebuild communities.