23 April 2014
The ILO attends the Special Session of the AU Labour and Social Affairs' Commission to evaluate the implementation of the 2004 Ouagadougou Declaration and Plan of Action on Employment Promotion and Poverty Alleviation in Africa.
22 April 2014
In collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, ILO Cairo office organized a training workshop on Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification for social partners, education and training providers.
16 April 2014
ILO directors in the Africa Region met in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia from 14 - 16 April, 2014 to discuss the work progress in the Region, as well as activities related to Ouaga+10.
15 April 2014
The ILO Commission of Enquiry suggested seven recommendations for the Government of Zimbabwe on Freedom of Association and the Right to Organize Convention, and the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention.
10 April 2014
Ester Karikoga, a young mother of two from the high density suburb Glen View in Harare, was left by her husband and found herself being a struggling single mother with no income:
10 April 2014
According to Omar Faruk Osman, the General Secretary of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), by ratifying ILO Core Conventions on Freedom of Association (No.87)and Collective Bargaining (No.98), Somali workers were given the legal right to organize and bargain collectively in accordance with the ILO core labour standards. In this interview, Mr Osman explained the role of trade unions in the implementation of these Conventions and the importance of social dialogue to improve Workers’ situation in Somalia.
10 April 2014
On 27 February 2014, the United Nations in Zimbabwe launched the country’s first Joint Programme on Gender Equality. Funded through the generous support of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the programme brings together government, UN agencies, development partners and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Sida contributed US $5.3 million to the programme which aims to accelerate the country’s advancement towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.
09 April 2014
South Africa and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are hosting the National Green Jobs Dialogue to provide a platform for policy debate, collaboration and refinement of current government approaches to addressing green jobs
03 April 2014
The newly appointed Hounourable Minister Keketso Rants'o, paid a visit to the ILO Office Pretoria accompanied by senior officials from all key departments within the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
02 April 2014
Africa needs more sustainable jobs for youth who represent the majority of African population, says Francis Atwoli, the newly elected president of African Trade Unions Unity (OATUU) and vice president of the global International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). In this interview, Atwoli gives his views about the role of unions in helping young workers in Africa. As Secretary General of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-Kenya), Atwoli also discusses workers’ complaints in his country.
01 April 2014
During his first official visit to Nigeria, Aenas C. Chuma, ILO Head for Africa attended the 7th Joint AU-ECA Ministerial Meetings held in Abuja and met the Nigerian tripartite constituents.
31 March 2014
The ILO is sensitizing judges, lawyers and legal educators on the use of international labour standards in Rwanda
27 March 2014
The demand for green products and services is increasing in Tunisia with thousands of green jobs already created.
25 March 2014
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) announced today the swearing in of Aeneas C. Chuma as Regional Director for Africa
24 March 2014
Journalists and media professionals of Rwanda trained on the use of International Labour Standards and the work of the ILO supervisory bodies to increasingly report and raise public awareness of human and labour rights.
20 March 2014
19 March 2014
Aenas C. Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa, outlined the current status of preparation for "Ouagadougou+10" AU Summit on Employment and key priority areas of work in the African region for 2014/2015.
18 March 2014
The second annual Free State enterPRIZE Job Creation Challenge was launched on 18 March 2014 at the Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre in Bloemfontein. This exciting competition is aimed at job creation through the development of small and medium enterprises in the Free State.
12 March 2014
In sub-Saharan Africa, a stable, well-paid job is often an impossible dream, even for educated young people, according to an ILO report.