What's new

  1. Knowledge sharing expo on Youth Entrepreneurship in Uganda

    29 April 2015

    A new ILO creative exhibition to showcase the achievements of the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility project funded by the Danish Government in Uganda.

  2. Building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and heath in Nigeria

    28 April 2015

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, ILO constituents and stakeholders revisited progress, challenges and opportunities to improve occupational safety and health issues in Nigeria, including work-related accidents or diseases occuring in the construction sector.

  3. World Day for Safety and Health at Work marked in Africa

    28 April 2015

    The ILO in Africa marked the 2015 World Day on occupational safety and health at work with a series of events ranging from policy debates to awareness-raising campaigns.

  4. Zambia Green Building Association Participates in the Green Building Convention

    27 April 2015

    As part of the partnership between the National Council for Construction (NCC) and the Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP), representatives from the Zambia Green Building Association (ZGBA) attended the 2nd 2015 Convention on Green Building Development and Sustainability hosted by the Green Building Council Namibia. The conference was an ideal opportunity to network with green construction experts from other countries and allowed for important insights to be gained on the appropriate course of action for the ZGBA

  5. Tanzania marks the World Day for Safety and Health 2015

    27 April 2015

    Minister calls for tripartite national commitment and action in fostering lasting improvements in safety and health at workplaces “ Join in building a culture of prevention on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)”.

  6. Zambia Reviews Employment and Labour Market Policy

    27 April 2015

    Ten years ago, in 2005, the government adopted a National Employment and Labour Market Policy (NELMP) with the overall objective to create adequate and quality jobs under conditions that ensure adequate income and protection of workers basic rights.

  7. ILO, Strengthening organised labour engagement in policy review

    27 April 2015

    On 7th -8th April, the first stride to collaborative efforts between the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the Federation of Free Trade Unions of Zambia (FFTUZ) as Organized Labour in Zambia was made.

  8. Africa needs a new policy paradigm to promote a job-intensive growth

    27 April 2015

    Despite strong economic performance, Africa needs a new policy shift to generate more transformation, job growth and social development to lift millions of people out of poverty, agreed African members of the ILO Governing Body gathered in Addis Ababa.

  9. More than half of the global rural population excluded from health care

    27 April 2015

    ILO report shows huge differences in health care access between rural and urban areas worldwide.

  10. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

  11. Launch of ILO Study- Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS At Work

    The report sets out the results of this extensive investigative study, providing an in-depth analysis of the elements identified as instrumental in workplace responses to ensure successful outcomes and maximum impact.

  12. First Information Seminar for African Members of the ILO Governing Body

    24 April 2015

    The ILO Regional Office for Africa will convene from 27-29 April in Addis Ababa the first comprehensive information seminar for African members of the Governing Body to discuss strategic priorities, partnerships and way forward for the organization in the region.

  13. Towards efficient and sustainable HIV responses in the workplace in Africa

    23 April 2015

    With 24.7 million people living with HIV in Africa, a new ILO report reveals innovative workplace strategies that have helped reduce risky behaviours, increase voluntary testing and reduce stigma and discrimination across the region.

  14. Invest in social protection for Africa’s inclusive development, says ILO

    23 April 2015

    A minimum package of social protection benefits for workers is a productive investment for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa, stated the ILO at the African Union Ministerial Session on Social Development, Labour and Employment in Addis Ababa.

  15. Six things you should know about Social Protection in Africa

    22 April 2015

    African Ministers of Social Development, Labour and Employment are discussing social protection for inclusive development from 23-24 April 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Key policy recommendations and strategies are to be adopted by Member States. ILO News talks with Luis Frota, Social Security Specialist in the African region, to assess the reality on the ground and share good practises.

  16. Transitioning from the Informal to the Formal Economy South Africa Trade Union Policy Dialogue

    Workers in the informal economy are subject to many decent work deficits. The underlying causes of informality are complex, diverse and context specific but there are commonalities.

  17. African Union to focus on Social Protection for Inclusive Development

    20 April 2015

    Social Protection will be at the heart of the first ordinary session of the AU specialized technical committee (STC) on social development, labour and employment to be held from 20-24 April 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  18. ILO to launch a new study on HIV and AIDS in Africa

    17 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to officially launch “Effective Responses to HIV and AIDS at Work: A multi-country study in Africa” on Friday 24 April 2015 at the Ernst and Young Building, in Sandton – Johannesburg, South Africa.

  19. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    17 April 2015

    The ILO observes that Day to raise awareness on occupational safety and health among trade unions, employers’ organizations and government representatives.

  20. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to support the implementation of Ghana’s National Employment Policy

    15 April 2015

    At the Ghana Jobs Summit in Accra, the Director-General of the ILO, Mr Guy Ryder assured the Government and Social Partners of its support in the implementation of the country’s first ever National Employment policy.