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  1. ILO and FSDA partner for better impact insurance in sub Saharan Africa

    29 October 2015

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and Financial Sector Deepening Africa launched a new partnership to provide top insurance solutions to low-income households and SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  2. Promoting the inclusion of women in extractive industry value chains

    28 October 2015

    This training will focus on raising awareness of the opportunities and obstacles to promoting the participation of women in extractive industries.

  3. The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and Africa Re partner to enhance the microinsurance markets in Africa

    27 October 2015

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) signed today a partnership to support and enhance the development of microinsurance markets in African countries.

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    Cooperatives moving into the care economy

    26 October 2015

    An interview with Lenore Matthew from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), who presented new research showing how cooperatives are increasingly providing care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.

  5. XVI ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners in Africa

    26 October 2015

    More than 300 African and international experts are meeting from 26-30 October in Cotonou, Benin to explore labour-based approaches for sustainable development.

  6. Celebrating 70 years of the United Nations in Ethiopia

    24 October 2015

    The UN 70th year was marked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the ECA compound in the presence by His Excellency Ambassador Taye Atske-Selassi, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, representatives of UN agencies and UN staff.

  7. UN marks 70th anniversary in Ethiopia

    24 October 2015

    The United Nations marked its seventieth anniversary at a special flag raising ceremony in the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s compound in Addis Ababa.

  8. Improving safety, health and working conditions for small holder rural farmers

    23 October 2015

    Recognizing the potential of enhanced productivity and quality improvements to creating decent work in the rural economy; the ILO is scaling up its efforts to improve productivity, safety, health and working conditions for small holder rural farmers in Chivi, Gutu, Mutoko, Murehwa and Nyanga through the implementation of feasible low-cost measures.

  9. African Regional Workshop on structural transformation

    21 October 2015

    Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations from ten African countries met in Zambia to discuss what works to boost labour demand for youth employment in the region.

  10. Ministerial Pledging Conference on Somali Refugees

    21 October 2015

    The ILO reaffirmed its commitment to support Somalia and partners to promote decent work for Somalis.

  11. Cabo Verde ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    21 October 2015

    The Republic of Cabo Verde is the 67th ILO member State to ratify the Convention

  12. First ILO project visit by EU high representative /Vice-President in Ethiopia

    20 October 2015

    High Representative/Vice-President Frederica Mogherini, EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission visited for the first time the EU funded ILO-WISE project.

  13. European Union delegation to visit ILO project that assists reintegration of Ethiopian Migrants

    16 October 2015

    Addis Ababa (ILO News): The European Union, a major donor to the ILO is sending delegation to visit ILO project that assists the reintegration of Ethiopian Migrants in Addis Ababa on 20 October 2015.

  14. Training of Mediators and Arbitrators on resolution of labour disputes relating to domestic workers’ complaints

    15 October 2015

    Domestic workers constitute one of the most vulnerable categories of workers. Physical violence, child labour and forced labour are among the human rights abuses that often affect these workers, particularly women and girls. Abuses also include unsafe working conditions, inappropriate accommodation, long hours of arduous work without rest and unfair pay practices all of which are widespread and have serious consequences for domestic workers and their families.

  15. Uganda Industrial Court to strengthen its operations following a high level delegation study tour to Tanzania

    15 October 2015

    The ILO and the Labour Court division of the high court of Tanzania jointly organized and hosted a high level of five (5) officials from the Industrial Court of Uganda from 5 to 7 October 2015. The purpose of the visit was to acquaint themselves with the operations of a fully functioning Labour Court system, ahead of operationalizing their own in Uganda following their appointments in June 2014.

  16. UN4U outreach programme visits Jethro Pelle High School

    15 October 2015

    UN 70th Annivesary

  17. The African Talks on Entrepreneurship Futures

    The African Talks seeks to contribute to the first stages of the initiative through a series of sub-regional “talks” to address the broader transformation of the world of work that is happening globally and leading up to the centenary celebrations in 2019.

  18. African Continental Framework on Youth Development

    14 October 2015

    The ILO welcomes the new joint platform to accelerate the achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063 – the Africa we want!

  19. ILO Director-General on official visit to Algeria

    14 October 2015

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, discussed employment and inclusive growth with the world of work of Algeria

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    Local action is key to implement the 2030 Agenda

    13 October 2015

    The World Local Economic Development Forum opens in Turin on the 13th of October. This will be an opportunity to demonstrate that the sustainable development goals of inclusive growth and decent work for all are not just a job for nations and international organizations. Local and regional development can lead the way.