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  1. © Shah Marai / AFP 2014
    ILO adopts new Protocol to tackle modern forms of forced labour

    11 June 2014

    A new legally binding ILO Protocol on Forced Labour aims to advance prevention, protection and compensation measures, as well as to intensify efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery.

  2. PAGE Initiative launched in Burkina Faso and Senegal

    10 June 2014

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) was launched by ILO , UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR to support national efforts to transition to greener economies.

  3. ILO and Nigeria sign a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation

    09 June 2014

    The International Training Centre of the ILO and the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) of Nigeria signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation and coordination in capacity building, training and research.

  4. Comoros ratifies the Tripartite Consultation Convention (No. 144)

    09 June 2014

    The Government of Comoros deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Tripartite Consultation Convention (No. 144).

  5. ILO and Nigeria sign a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation

    09 June 2014

    The International Training Centre of the ILO and the Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) of Nigeria signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation and coordination in capacity building, training and research.

  6. ILO calls for strong commitment to jobs ahead of Ouagadougou +10 Summit

    06 June 2014

    High levels of youth unemployment and inequalities call for more pro-employment policies to promote job-rich growth in Africa’s development.

  7. Labour administration key to achieve social justice in Africa

    05 June 2014

    An effective and operational labour administration is crucial for achieving social justice, said Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa, at the 40th African Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) Governing Council Meeting for Ministers held in Geneva, Switzerland.

  8. Information session on “OUAGADOUGOU +10”

    04 June 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold a tripartite information session on "Ouagadougou + 10", the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development to be held in September 2014.

  9. Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development

    04 June 2014

    An ILO/UNCTAD launch of a new book to focus on the design and implementation of key industrial policies for productive jobs as well as social and economic transformation.

  10. New Governing Body of the ILO for 2014–17

    03 June 2014

    Results of the elections to the Governing Body of the ILO for the next three years.

  11. More than 70 per cent of the world population lacks proper social protection

    03 June 2014

    A new ILO report on the latest trends in social security: Most people do not have adequate social protection to have a major impact on reducing poverty and improving the standard of living.

  12. ILO and UNDP to strengthen their cooperation in Sierra Leone

    02 June 2014

    The ILO pledged support to the UN system in Sierra Leone and its commitment to working with the Resident Coordinator’s Office and other UN sister Agencies as the UN strives to support the national development agenda.

  13. Mauritius ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    30 May 2014

    Mauritius is the 60th ILO Member State to ratify this Convention

  14. Ryder: Migration poses major policy challenges

    28 May 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for fair migration policies and stronger measures against forced labour at the opening of the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference.

  15. Kenya elected Vice-President of the International Labour Conference

    28 May 2014

    Mrs Jacqueline Mugo, Executive Director of the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), will be acting as one of the Vice-Presidents during the 103rd annual International Labour Conference.

  16. ILO: Countries investing in high quality jobs can make economic leaps

    27 May 2014

    The ILO’s flagship report on the world of work shows, for the first time, that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries.

  17. ILO Launches 2nd Phase of SCORE IN Ghana

    23 May 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Danadams Pharmaceuticals Industry Limited, a wholly-Ghanaian owned limited liability company incorporated in Ghana, has launched the second phase of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) project—Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprise (SCORE) Danadams premises.

  18. Decent Work in Sustainable Development, Perspectives from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

    23 May 2014

    How is growth responding to rising inequalities in the global South? How decent work can be framed in the Post-2015 Development Agenda?

  19. Botswana - ILO dialogue on strenghtening cooperation in 2014/2015

    21 May 2014

    The ILO Pretoria Office and the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs of Botswana discussed ways and means to enhance areas of cooperation in the framework of the 2011-2015 Decent Work Country Program.

  20. ILO says forced labour generates annual profits of US$13.10 billion in Africa

    20 May 2014

    Forced labour in the private economy generates US$ 150 billion globally in illegal profits per year, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization. The estimated amount for illegal profits from the use of forced labour in Africa is US$13.10 billion per year.

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