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  1. Fourth Meeting of the Social Forum of Employers from Maghreb

    30 April 2014

    Senior representatives of Employers’ Organisations from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, experts from the ILO and international observers met in Casablanca to dialogue on practices of the right to strike and lock-out.

  2. ECOWAS launches a 26-million € EU-Funded project on migration

    30 April 2014

    The ILO is implementing a new European Union-funded project officially launched by the ECOWAS to support free movement of persons and migration in West Africa.

  3. Battling commercial sexual exploitation of children in Madagascar

    30 April 2014

    The ILO and the EU join forces in an innovative project which uses education to help kids build new lives.

  4. ILO Chief for Africa meets Zimbabwe's Minister of Youth Development, Indigenization and Empowerment

    29 April 2014

    Mr Aeneas Chuma, ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa met Honourable Francis Nhema to discuss creative ways and means for skills development of young women and men in Zimbabwe in order to address mismatches in the labour market.

  5. New ILO’s Youth Job Fair in Toamasina, Madagascar

    29 April 2014

    A two-day regional job fair targeting young women and men of Madagascar was launched today in Toamasina (North-East) under the auspices of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and its partners to address the burning issue of youth unemployment.

  6. ILO Regional Director for Africa on official visit to Zimbabwe

    28 April 2014

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, the new ILO Assistant-Director General and Regional Director for Africa, is on his first official visit to Zimbabwe to meet the leadership of the country, key representatives of UN agencies and development partners.

  7. ILO Head for Africa meets Zimbabwe's Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

    28 April 2014

    Mr Aeneas Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa met Honourable Nicholas T. Goche to discuss strategic partnerships on youth employment, women empowerment, strenghtening social security and up-scaling ILO's support to technical cooperation projects.

  8. ILO Regional Director for Africa on official visit to Zimbabwe

    28 April 2014

    Mr Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is in the country on his first official visit.

  9. Focus on job-rich growth for Africa's Development Strategy, says A. Chuma

    25 April 2014

    High levels of youth unemployment call for more pro-employment policies to promote a job-rich growth in Africa, said ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas C. Chuma

  10. The AU holds a Special Session on Ouaga+10 in Namibia

    23 April 2014

    The ILO attends the Special Session of the AU Labour and Social Affairs' Commission to evaluate the implementation of the 2004 Ouagadougou Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment Promotion and Poverty Alleviation in Africa.

  11. Building the capacity on skills for trade and economic diversification

    22 April 2014

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, ILO Cairo office organized a training workshop on Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification for social partners, education and training providers.

  12. Extraordinary Retreat of ILO Directors in Africa

    16 April 2014

    ILO directors in the Africa Region met in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia from 14 - 16 April, 2014 to discuss the work progress in the Region, as well as activities related to Ouaga+10.

  13. Interface between law enforcement agencies and social partners

    15 April 2014

    The ILO Commission of Enquiry suggested seven recommendations for the Government of Zimbabwe on Freedom of Association and the Right to Organize Convention, and the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention.

  14. “Men cannot do what I am doing!”

    10 April 2014

    Ester Karikoga, a young mother of two from the high density suburb Glen View in Harare, was left by her husband and found herself being a struggling single mother with no income:

  15. Omar Faruk Osman: “The ratification of ILO core Conventions means a lot for the Workers of Somalia”

    10 April 2014

    According to Omar Faruk Osman, the General Secretary of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), by ratifying ILO Core Conventions on Freedom of Association (No.87)and Collective Bargaining (No.98), Somali workers were given the legal right to organize and bargain collectively in accordance with the ILO core labour standards. In this interview, Mr Osman explained the role of trade unions in the implementation of these Conventions and the importance of social dialogue to improve Workers’ situation in Somalia.

  16. ILO joins UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA in the country’s first Joint Programme for Gender Equality

    10 April 2014

    On 27 February 2014, the United Nations in Zimbabwe launched the country’s first Joint Programme on Gender Equality. Funded through the generous support of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the programme brings together government, UN agencies, development partners and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Sida contributed US $5.3 million to the programme which aims to accelerate the country’s advancement towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  17. National Green Jobs Dialogue in South Africa.

    09 April 2014

    South Africa and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are hosting the National Green Jobs Dialogue to provide a platform for policy debate, collaboration and refinement of current government approaches to addressing green jobs

  18. Lesotho's Minister of Labour visits the ILO Pretoria Office

    03 April 2014

    The newly appointed Hounourable Minister Keketso Rants'o, paid a visit to the ILO Office Pretoria accompanied by senior officials from all key departments within the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  19. Francis Atwoli: “We need to create more sustainable jobs for youth in Africa”

    02 April 2014

    Africa needs more sustainable jobs for youth who represent the majority of African population, says Francis Atwoli, the newly elected president of African Trade Unions Unity (OATUU) and vice president of the global International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). In this interview, Atwoli gives his views about the role of unions in helping young workers in Africa. As Secretary General of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-Kenya), Atwoli also discusses workers’ complaints in his country.

  20. ILO Regional Director for Africa on official visit to Nigeria

    01 April 2014

    During his first official visit to Nigeria, Aenas C. Chuma, ILO Head for Africa attended the 7th Joint AU-ECA Ministerial Meetings held in Abuja and met the Nigerian tripartite constituents.

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