What's new

  1. Knowledge sharing event on boosting youth employment in Africa through public works programmes

    Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations from many African countries will get together in Ethiopia to explore what works to boost youth employment in the region.

  2. National Consultation Seminar

    Assessing the economic contribution of labour immigration in South Africa

  3. ILO to hold a meeting on boosting youth employment through public works programme

    19 June 2015

    An ILO knowledge sharing event with senior experts from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda and Zimbabwe to explore what works in youth employment in Africa.

  4. Five facts about informal economy in Africa

    18 June 2015

    Nearly eight out of ten employed persons in Sub-Saharan Africa were in vulnerable forms of employment. Accordingly, the vulnerable employment rate was estimated at 76.6 per cent in 2014.

  5. Local Governments in Puntland creating decent jobs through Promotion of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector

    18 June 2015

    In Somalia like in most post conflict and emerging economies, where the public sector is still struggling to recover from the effects of war, the private sector and in particular the MSMEs has been the key driver of employment and growth.

  6. Assessing labour immigration in South Africa

    17 June 2015

    A national consultation seminar, jointly organised by Statistics South Africa, the OECD and the ILO to review the economic contribution of labour immigration in the country.

  7. 13th African Regional Meeting

    The proposed agenda of the Meeting is to discuss progress made by the countries in the region towards achieving the targets set by the Decent Work Agenda in Africa, 2007-15, adopted by the 11th African Regional Meeting, as well as to set out future priority actions for the region to achieve the Decent Work Agenda in Africa.

  8. 'I dared to ask'

    16 June 2015

    One woman’s courage led to greater protection for domestic workers in South Africa. Her struggle illustrates the challenges faced by all vulnerable workers.

  9. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015

    ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

    12 June 2015

    “It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  10. Labour Migration Information Sharing Session

    Developing a rights-based gender-sensitive approach to labour migration in Lesotho

  11. The Zimbabwe enterPRIZE Job Creation Challenge is launched!!!

    12 June 2015

    The Zimbabwe enterPRIZE Job Creation Challenge, announced last week has now been launched! This was on the evening of Thursday, 11 June 2015 at the Cresta Lodge Hotel in Harare, before a gathering of over 70 people.

  12. © Nguyen Xuan Chinh / ILO 2015

    New ILO study points to the long-term impact of child labour

    11 June 2015

    New ILO report shows the need for coherent policies tackling child labour and the lack of decent jobs for youth together.

  13. World of work summit on “Climate Change and the World of Work”

    11 June 2015

    The 2015 International Labour Conference is holding a World of Work Summit to discuss the implications of climate change for workers, enterprises and communities. The President of France, François Hollande, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

  14. Brazil and ILO announced new South-South cooperation

    10 June 2015

    Two countries in Africa and two in Latin America will benefit from a new project that aims to promote decent work in the cotton industry, and that deepens the horizontal cooperation that has developed through ILO and Brazil over the last decade.

  15. ILO calls for a higher profile for labour administration in Africa

    10 June 2015

    As a strategic factor in African countries’ economic and social policies, effective labour administration should be place high on the development agenda of the continent, said Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa, at the ARLAC Governing Council Meeting for Ministers held in Geneva, Switzerland.

  16. African perspective at the 104th International Labour Conference

    09 June 2015

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa discusses the significance of African media coverage of the International Labour Conference and participants talk about the roles and hopes for the 2015 ILC.

  17. CO-Harare to launch a youth enterPRIZE Job Creation Challenge

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Zimbabwe, together with its implementing partners of the Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development Programme, will launch the 2015 Zimbabwe enterPRIZE Job Creation Challenge at the Cresta Hotel in Masasa, Harare.

  18. Launch of Women’s Economic Empowerment project in Somalia

    08 June 2015

    Nairobi (ILO News) – UN Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the support of Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA) are jointly launching a new initiative to promote women’s economic empowerment through enhancing their entrepreneurial skills.

  19. ILO World of Work Summit and World Day against Child Labour

    08 June 2015

  20. Crisis migration: Decent work must be part of the solution

    05 June 2015

    Tweets from a high-level side event at the International Labour Conference in Geneva to address the urgent humanitarian, social and economic needs of migrants and refugees around the world.