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  1. ILO calls for effective governance on Migration, Youth and Gender Empowerment

    02 April 2016

    In line with Agenda 2063 of the African Union and the 2030 Agenda, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, called for effective governance to transform Africa through decent work for sustainable development.

  2. Promoting Affordable Greener Housing in Zambia

    01 April 2016

    The ILO Zambia Green Jobs Programme and Lafarge launched in Lusaka "Building Greener Cities", a sustainable and affordable housing project for Zambian families.

  3. ILO and EU discuss how to improve labour migration governance

    31 March 2016

    Improving the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers’ rights at the heart of ILO and EU deliberations in Abuja, Nigeria.

  4. The scourge of rural Madagascar: Child labour in domestic work

    30 March 2016

    An ILO study in rural areas of Madagascar sheds light on the main causes leading to child labour

  5. ILO Director General at the National Dialogue on Employment in Tunisia

    30 March 2016

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, on official visit in Tunis, took part in the deliberations of the National Dialogue on Employment.

  6. How education can support child labour reduction in Malawi

    30 March 2016

    Japan Tobacco International Officers from Brazil, Switzerland, Tanzania and Zambia visited the ILO Achieving Reduction of Child Labour in Support of Education (ARISE) Project in Malawi.

  7. ILO to support UN/AU partnership for Africa’s sustainable development

    29 March 2016

    The ILO Deputy Director-General and the Regional Director for Africa will take part in key sessions of the 2016 African Development Week to discuss the implementation of SDGs and Agenda 2063.

  8. World Water Day: Generating employment through water: How ILO leadership of UN-Water will help Nigeria

    28 March 2016

    As the world celebrates the 2016 World Water Day with the theme: ‘Water and Jobs,’ SOJI-EZE FAGBEMI looks at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) chairmanship of the UN-Water and how its leadership will help Nigeria; going by the historical partnership between the country and the ILO.

  9. Zambia initiates national consultations on Social Protection Bill

    28 March 2016

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Security organised a consultative workshop on drafting the National Social Protection Bill from 19-28 March 2016 in Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia.

  10. ILO Director-General on official visit in Tunisia

    25 March 2016

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, will be on an official visit in Tunisia from 28 to 29 March 2016 to meet senior officials of the country and attend the opening of the National Dialogue on employment.

  11. ILO Governing Body endorses the “Addis Ababa Declaration”

    23 March 2016

    The ILO Governing Body adopted the Report and the “Addis Ababa Declaration” of the 13th African Regional Meeting held from 30 November–3 December 2015 in Ethiopia.

  12. Localizing maternity protection coverage in Zimbabwe

    23 March 2016

    How an ILO-led program on gender equality supports better maternity protection coverage of women workers in small holder farmers community of southeast Zimbabwe’s Chivi rural district.

  13. Building capacity on agricultural safety and health to empower women in rural Zimbabwe

    23 March 2016

    The ILO trained women of Chivi’s rural district to identify and mitigate risks related to safety and health at project sites.

  14. ILO calls for increase in global health sector workforce

    23 March 2016

    At the first meeting in Lyon, France, of a new UN multilateral commission, the ILO has highlighted a major increase in the health sector workforce as essential if the 2030 Agenda goals on health are to be realized.

  15. Monrovia post Ebola: The quest for clean water and youth employment

    23 March 2016

    In the lead up to World Water Day, a new programme to strengthen the capacity of local communities in Liberia to improve sanitation highlights the importance of access to clean water.

  16. Abdikadir Hussein: Tailoring a new life in Baidoa

    22 March 2016

    Abdikadir Hussein Issack, a father of seven, returned from Yemen in 2013. He was born in Baidoa district, and he was blessed with four girls and three boys. During the war in Somalia he and his family migrated to Yemen as refugees.

  17. Rahma Sheikh: From a Refugee to a successful Young Entrepreneur in Baidoa, Somalia

    22 March 2016

    My name is Rahma Sheikh Abdi. I was born 1982 in Baidoa district, where I grew up with my family. I was the first born in a family of 5. I never had the opportunity to get higher education because I had the responsibility of looking after my siblings while my parents worked to provide an income for our family.

  18. Water drives job creation and economic growth, says new UN report

    22 March 2016

    An estimated three out of four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water. This means that water shortages and problems of access to water and sanitation could limit economic growth and job creation in the coming decades, according to a UN report.

  19. Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to follow-up on ILO 2015 Africa Regional Meeting

    22 March 2016

    The Ministers of Labour of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique met in Maputo from 21-22 March 2016 to discuss implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration adopted by the 13th ILO Africa Regional Meeting.

  20. Better Water, Better Jobs in Africa

    21 March 2016

    To mark World Water Day 2016, the ILO in Africa partnered with DFA, a capacity building company utilizing art and image production throughout Africa managed by award winning photographer Aida Muluneh.