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  1. Alliance 8.7: Time for a rethink in fighting forced labour in Africa

    08 September 2016

    With millions of African victims of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour, the continent needs to redefine its priorities for an inclusive strategic partnership to boost the implementation of the Alliance SDG 8.7.

  2. Jobs and Skills take centre stage at the Africa Rural Development Forum

    06 September 2016

    The ILO will highlight skills development and youth employment at the 2nd Africa Rural Development Forum to be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 8-9 September 2016.

  3. © Marc Veraart 2016

    ILO: Universal social protection already a reality in many developing countries

    06 September 2016

    At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”

  4. Abidjan to host the regional consultation on SDG Alliance 8.7 in Africa

    05 September 2016

    The first sub regional dialogue on ending forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour in will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 8-9 September 2016 in the presence of Ms Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire and Mr Aeneas Chuma, Assistant Director-General of the ILO and Regional Director for Africa.

  5. ILO and ITF to develop skills and entrepreneurship in Nigeria

    01 September 2016

    The ILO and ITF signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the capacity of the Nigeria’s Industrial Training Fund in skills development for youth and entrepreneurship education.

  6. Decent Work proposed as a way to alleviate poverty in Zimbabwe

    30 August 2016

    With more than 66% of the country’s population residing in rural areas, addressing challenges and opportunities of Zimbabwe’s rural economy becomes one of the most pressing issue.

  7. How to link the Future of Work to Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria

    30 August 2016

    The ILO, its tripartite partners, academia, and other key stakeholders of Nigeria have agreed to support the Future of Work Initiative for inclusive growth and sustainable development.

  8. How agro statistics can enhance African labour market policies

    29 August 2016

    From 30 August – 2 September in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the ILO will be sharing its technical expertise on how to improve agricultural and rural statistics to make informed labour market policies in Africa.

  9. What does water have to do with work? In Malawi, plenty

    28 August 2016

    The linkages between jobs and water in a southern African country affected by drought, water supply and limited sanitation infrastructure.

  10. ILO at the TICAD-VI

    26 August 2016

    ILO takes part in the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) Summit to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 August 2016.

  11. Participatory methods and championing gender equality in rural economies

    25 August 2016

    The rural economy discussions have shown that while it is essential to invest in both financial and intellectual resources to have impact on rural development, the process has to be inclusive of everyone to ensure sustainability as demonstrated by examples from Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  12. Global Labour University Programme

    25 August 2016

    South Africa 2017

  13. Simplified Labour Law Kiswahili Booklet and Mobile Application Launch

  14. Employment Creation through Rehabilitation of Xannaano Road

    24 August 2016

    The transport infrastructure, which is vital for Somalia’s economic and social development, is in poor state. The inadequate road infrastructure in the country is a key constraint on the population’s access to social services, such as education and health care. Hence, particular care needs to be taken to maintain existing roads in order to support the economic sector and in doing so promoting growth and development in Somalia.

  15. Youth unemployment challenge worsening in Africa

    24 August 2016

    Unemployment continues to remain high in North Africa while the number of young people in working poverty is expected to increase in sub-Saharan Africa: ILO report.

  16. Harnessing the potential of Zimbabwe's rural economy

    23 August 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) held a ground-breaking discussion on strategic interventions to establish a sustainable rural economy for Zimbabwe’s growth.

  17. Strengthening the Workers Compensation Fund in Tanzania

    23 August 2016

    How ILO is supporting employment injury benefit schemes in cases of work-related accidents and occupational disease for a stronger social security mechanism in Tanzania.

  18. ILO and GLU building capacity of trade unions in social dialogue

    19 August 2016

    The ILO and the Global Labour University have agreed to work together to build the capacity of trade unionists to effectively engage in social dialogue and to influence policy formulation.

  19. Knowledge sharing on Decent Work in the rural economy - Zimbabwe

    19 August 2016

    ILO facilitates exchange of good practices in promoting decent work in the rural economy in Zimbabwe.

  20. ILO to strengthen capacity of Ethiopia on implementation of labour standards

    19 August 2016

    The ILO is organising a week-long training course on International Labour Standards (ILS) in Ethiopia to reinforce the national capacity of tripartite constituents to comply with ILS obligations under the ILO Constitution.