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  1. Zambian employers consider the "business case” for hiring people with disabilities

    29 September 2014

    In July 2014, Zambian employers and the ILO held an unprecedented roundtable on “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia business roundtable on disability and employment”.

  2. How to support the informal sector in Ghana

    22 September 2014

    The United Nations sensitize the informal sector on maternity protection and hands over a refurbished youth friendly centre to Odawna garage workers for provision of HIV & AIDS services.

  3. UN Fun Day

    22 September 2014

    Aiming at raising awareness about the UN, its basic structures and targets in South Africa secondary students and their teachers on fUN-days – Fridays @ the UN – come in for a briefing on the organization, its role and structure. There is time for questions & answers and all participants are provided with an information pack.

  4. ILO Regional Director visits Uganda

    19 September 2014

    A first visit marked by new tripartite consultations and an assessment of projects implemented by the ILO in the East-African Country.

  5. Building trade union unity and solidarity in Mauritius

    18 September 2014

    At a national forum on challenges of employment, gender mainstreaming and trade union unity, ACTRAV argues for greater unity efforts.

  6. Measuring the potential for inclusive green growth and job creation in Zambia

    17 September 2014

    A green jobs assessment in strategic economic sectors to inform and guide further pro-employment policy development in Zambia.

  7. ILO at the African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

    16 September 2014

    A multi-stakeholder regional platform for dialogue on the United Nations-endorsed standard for addressing negative human rights impacts arising from business activities.

  8. Empowering African women to break out of informality

    16 September 2014

    Promoting women’s empowerment as one way to facilitate transition from the informal to the formal economy and address a major development challenge worldwide.

  9. Occupational Safety and Health “Training of Trainer Programme” for the Sawmilling sector in Zambia.

    16 September 2014

    The Green Jobs Programme carried out training of trainer workshops for stakeholders in the sawmilling sector to adequately address OSH concerns and priorities at the different levels of sawmills.

  10. Accelerating the implementation of the Decent Work Programme for Somalia

    16 September 2014

    ILO and its tripartite constituents in Somalia, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Federation of Somali Trade Unions and Somali Chamber of Commerce and Industry agreed to speed up the implementation of the Decent Work Programme for Somalia.

  11. Arab Labour Conference attendees meet to discuss policy solutions as youth unemployment soars

    15 September 2014

    Talks aimed at adopting policies which foster entrepreneurship and skills development in North Africa and the Middle East

  12. ILO Regional Director for Africa on official visit to Uganda

    15 September 2014

    ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, will undertake a first visit to Uganda on a two-day official mission from 18 – 19 September, 2014.

  13. ILO at OATUU Women Conference in Kenya

    12 September 2014

    The Organisation of African Trade Unions Unity (OATUU) to hold a regional conference on women and informality under the theme “Organizing informal economy workers into trade unions”, 16-17 September in Nairobi, Kenya.

  14. ILO calls for skills development at national productivity workshop in Nigeria

    10 September 2014

    Mrs Sina Chuma-Mkandawire, ILO Director for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia and Liaison Office for ECOWAS, called for an effective skills development system to enhance the productivity of the workforce in Nigeria.

  15. ILO to attend the 2014 Arab Labour Conference

    10 September 2014

    The ILO Regional Directors for Africa and the Arab States will take part in the one-week conference and meet representatives from the world of work.

  16. Mauritius:Trade Union Forum on Employment Policy, Gender Mainstreaming and Freedom of Association

    10 September 2014

    Organized by ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities and ILO Country Office for Mauritius in collaboration with Confederations of Trade Unions in Mauritius; the overall objective of the trade union forum is to enhance the trade union capacity in Mauritius to understand and develop long term social and economic policies, with particular focus on national employment policy, gender issues and freedom of association.

  17. MISA collaboration with ILO

    09 September 2014

    MISA and ILO have embarked on drive to encourage HIV Counselling and Testing in line with the Getting to ZERO@Work Campaign and VCT@Work initiative. The initiative seeks to to reach 5 million workers with Voluntary and confidential HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT@WORK) by 2015. The initiative will ensure that people who test positive are referred to HIV services for care and support, and treatment if needed.

  18. ILO to Support Nigeria in Conducting Labour Force Survey

    08 September 2014

    The ILO is ready to support Nigeria in conducting a Labour Force Survey that will meet international standards, stated Mrs. Sina Chuma-Mkandawire, Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Nigeria Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia and Liaison Office for ECOWAS.

  19. Tanzania: New apprenticeship training programme in the hospitality industry

    05 September 2014

    The Tourism Confederation of Tanzania (TCT), the Hotels Association of Tanzania (HAT) and the National College of Tourism (NCT) established one of the first accredited apprenticeship programme in the country to be supported by the ILO.

  20. The cooperative key to sustainable development

    02 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa” in Berlin, ILO Cooperative Unit (COOP) Chief Simel Esim explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.