What's new

  1. Better adapting migration policies to labour market needs would help Ghana’s economy, says new ILO -OECD Development Centre report

    20 June 2018

  2. Tanzania launches a campaign for HIV Testing countrywide in Dodoma

    19 June 2018

    Prime Minister H.E. Kassim Majaliwa urges Regional and District Authorities to encourage people including at the workplaces to participate in the campaign

  3. The first youth employability services center opened in Ethiopia

    19 June 2018

    A youth employability services (YES) centre addresses the need of young Ethiopians who migrate to different regions of the country and other countries in search of employment and livelihood.

  4. The reality of violence at work in Madagascar

    19 June 2018

    While workplace violence can differ depending on a country’s development level, the most common forms occur everywhere. In the poorest countries, unacceptable practices are often exacerbated by poverty. We looked at the situation in Madagascar.

  5. ILO, FAO offer free course on elimination of child labour in agriculture

    16 June 2018

    The 2018 theme of the Day of the African Child is “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development.” Speedy inter-institutional action remains essential to achieving SDG 8.7 in the continent.

  6. ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business training programme completed by NYSC members

    13 June 2018

    The Nigerian National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in collaboration with ILO and General Electric (GE) and Cognity Advisory partner to support training programme on ILO Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) to promote self-employment for Nigerian youths in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Osun State, Nigeria.

  7. Poverty leads children from Madagascar to work in dangerous conditions

    12 June 2018

    World Day Against Child Labour focuses this year on hazardous child labour and safe work for youth of legal working age. Almost half of the 152 million victims of child labour – 73 million – toil in hazardous work. In Madagascar, children in child labour in brickmaking and in domestic work, are among those who need to be protected.

  8. What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  9. Social Security Experts meeting on coordination of Social Security benefits within an EAC Common Market, Kampala, Uganda

    11 June 2018

    Meeting to develop a road-map for the finalization of the directive on social security coordination within the sub region

  10. Co-creating a Mopane caterpillars processing plant with women beneficiaries.

    08 June 2018

    Women beneficiaries in an AfDB supported project recently actively participated in the design of the infrastructure and production line layout of the processing plant that will ensure improved hygiene and more efficient production of their harvested Mopane worms.

  11. ILO SIYB to Enhance Business Capacity and Jobs Creation among Corps Members in Nigeria

    31 May 2018

    In order to empower the Nigerian youth (graduates) who pass through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) Department of NYSC, through the technical and financial support of the International Labour Organization (ILO), General Electric (GE), and Cognity Advisory, organized a series of training for its officials and corps members using the ILO SIYB.

  12. ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges

    28 May 2018

    International Labour Conference to address a range of issues, including workplace violence, women at work, social dialogue, application of standards and development cooperation.

  13. Preview of the 107th session of the International Labour Conference

    27 May 2018

  14. Towards the ILO Centenary: Call for testimonies from Workers' Organizations

    16 May 2018

  15. Namibia set to take over from South Africa as Chair of the SADC Summit and the Employment and Labour Sector

    16 May 2018

    As Namibia prepares to take over the reins of SADC Summit, the Employment and Labour Sector (ELS) is meeting to discuss the regional body’s progress on implementing plans on employment and labour. A capacity building workshop on extending social protection to migrant workers and strengthening of capacity and policy instruments on portability of social security benefits in the region will also be held under an EU supported regional project.

  16. ILO Commends Nigeria on its Preparation for 2018 International Labour Conference

    15 May 2018

    In order to present a united voice and have a clearer understanding of the Agenda of the 107th International Labour Conference (ILC), the ILO constituents in Nigeria organized a two-day workshop from 14 – 15th May 2018 to prepare Nigeria’s delegates to the conference for effective and fruitful participation.

  17. ILO to address the role of trade unions in the Horn of Africa

    11 May 2018

    ILO and trade unions discuss employment and decent work for peace and resilience in light of conflict affected countries in the Horn of Africa.

  18. ILO and NIRSAL Sign MOU for Capacity Building of its officials

    09 May 2018

    To enhance the capacity of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) for effective service delivery in the Agricultural Value Chain, NIRSAL organized a three-day training, conducted by the International Training Centre of the ILO, which culminated in the signing of an MOU.

  19. “Change starts in your mind”: How Tsehay Berhane found an alternative to migration

    07 May 2018

    Migrants – mostly women – account for more than 80 per cent of domestic workers in the Arab states, which is the highest percentage globally.

  20. International Workers’ Day 2018 marked in Tanzania

    03 May 2018

    Government to create more than 52,000 jobs through major development projects