06 November 2012
Denmark donates US$1.6 million to finance the first phase of two youth employment projects in Egypt.
26 October 2012
The ILO helps 25 African judges fight sex discrimination in the courts but cultural challenges remain the biggest obstacle for some.
19 October 2012
Africa is rich in natural resources with great potential to boost economic growth. ILO calls for an integrated approach to job-rich development of natural resources with a combination of top-down and bottom-up policies.
18 October 2012
The ILO looks to harnessing the potential of the world’s rural areas as city dwellers in the developing world struggle to find work.
16 October 2012
Agricultural cooperatives – the theme of the 2012 World Food Day – are a vehicle for decent lives and decent work, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
11 October 2012
The ILO Director-General says G20 countries should stand by their commitment to take new, urgent measures in the face of deteriorating global economic conditions.
03 October 2012
Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.
01 October 2012
The ILO calls for social dialogue and a review of labour market institutions to avoid further violence in the South African mining industry
07 September 2012
The Microfinance for Decent Work: Action Research programme aims to explore the linkages between microfinance and Decent Work with 16 microfinance institutions in 14 countries. Among these countries are Uganda, Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria.
04 September 2012
An ILO paper shows that the impact of the euro crisis is spreading as far afield as East Asia and Latin America, worsening the situation for many young jobseekers.
03 September 2012
For many years, the police and prisons services were usually excluded from general labour legislation in many countries. Police and Prisons Acts were enacted covering issues such as appointment and service conditions, but there was no involvement of the officers themselves. Even as other civil servants gained their organizational rights, the police and prisons did not, arguably due to the nature of their responsibility for the internal security of the country.
30 August 2012
Empowering Somali youth by providing opportunities for work and education was identified as a Government of Japan priority when it announced the renewal of its support to a UN-led programme steering 'at-risk' youth away from violent or criminal activities today
28 August 2012
The International Labour Office (ILO), and the Ethiopian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with respect to the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Project, 'Promoting Rights and Opportunities of People with disabilities in Employment through Legislation' (PROPEL). The focus will be on promoting the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities through international conventions that Ethiopia has ratified as well as national laws and policies.
24 August 2012
The killings of more than 30 workers in the Marikana platinum mine have put the spotlight on working conditions in South Africa’s mining industry.
09 August 2012
International Youth Day – marked on August 12 – sets the spotlight on the pressing challenges faced by young people. ILO News looks at practices that can help turn around the dramatic youth employment situation.
27 July 2012
The ILO Regional Office for Africa organized a short interactive and training program to boost and sustain the capacity of ILO offices in French-speaking Africa (Abidjan, Dakar, Kinshasa and Yaoundé) to jointly develop creative websites and enhance the flow of information and visibility of cooperation projects on the ground.
27 July 2012
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Government of Japan and the Government of Kenya have jointly launched a new project - the Youth Employment for Sustainable Development Project (YESD) - aimed at addressing the escalating youth unemployment in Kenya while improving rural and urban road infrastructure.
27 July 2012
As crowds throng London for the Olympics, passers-by are lured to enter huge boxes, only to be confronted with the horrors of human trafficking. The installations aim at raising awareness about a crime that – according to ILO figures – has claimed more than 20 million victims.
23 July 2012
The role of public-private partnerships in response to HIV and AIDS and the relevance of action at the workplace are being highlighted at the 19th International AIDS Conference.
06 July 2012
In a message marking International Day of Cooperatives, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia salutes the approximately one billion people worldwide who are involved in cooperatives.