05 August 2013
A global interactive dialogue was held in the UN General Assembly to bring the United Nations closer to the world's young people. Around one thousand youth from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East took part in the event, connected via video link.
18 July 2013
The Corridor Economic Empowerment (CEE) Innovation Fund and the National Policy Dialogue on HIV Vulnerability Prevention were launched in Southern Africa. The ILO supports this policy dialogue process to facilitate evidence-based development on connections between Economic Empowerment, Gender and HIV.
15 July 2013
Improve your business (IYB) women entrepreneurs’ training held in Hadhwanag hotel in Hargeisa, Somaliland
15 July 2013
The Africa Union Abuja +12 Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (A.T.M.) will be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 15 to 16 July 2013. In response to this challenge, the ILO/AIDS is organizing key awareness-raising events to highlight the new VCT@work initiative in line with the overall theme:'Ownership, Accountability and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Response in Africa: Past, Present and the Future'.
12 July 2013
How an ILO programme in Malawi supports hundreds of young people facing high risks of HIV infection to become entrepreneurs.
03 July 2013
The ILO shared its technical expertise at a senior experts meeting on international migration and development in Africa. The recommendations of this regional consultation mechanism will be integrated into the Second High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held in October 2013.
02 July 2013
On 26th March 2013, the The EU, ILO and Horn Relief Development (HRD) celebrated the Month of the Women Entrepreneur (MOWE). The fair was held at Safari Park, Mogadishu with goods displayed by 20 women from IDP camps. For more information,
02 July 2013
Recently, there have been increased violence and assassinations in the city and this civil insecurity affects all wealth groups, causing displacement, loss of lives and property and a high rate of unemployment.
02 July 2013
Galkayo is one of the largest cities in southern and central Somalia. For years, the city has been in a state of armed conflict. Nonetheless, Galkayo is the largest market for livestock in the horn of Africa. The ILO, in partnership with FAO and Terre Solidali, has led an initiative of improving livelihoods of vulnerable people in Galkayo through a project funded by the European Union.
01 July 2013
'TACKLE', Tackling child labour through education, is a joint project of the European Commission and the ILO with the support of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). Launched in 2008, TACKLE aims at fighting child labour in 12 countries. An end of project global workshop takes place in Brussels on 2 and 3 July 2013.
24 June 2013
The aim of the conference was to orient policy makers, business leaders and practitioners on the necessity and advantages of future planning for youth participation in the economic development of the country. It provided participants with an opportunity to take stock of achievements of existing policies and programmes aimed at skills development and employment creation through entrepreneurship.
21 June 2013
The Government of the Republic of South Africa deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of four international labour Conventions, the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81), the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).
19 June 2013
The contribution of the world of work to the greening of the economy is critical – and presents a real opportunity – to realize the ILO’s social goals, concludes the ILC Committee on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs.
19 June 2013
On 18 June 2013, the Government of Nigeria deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Nigeria is the 37th ILO Member State and the fifth State from the African region – after Benin, Liberia, Morocco and Togo – to have ratified the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
17 June 2013
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the first woman to head the African Union Commission, urged African Member States and international partners to invest more in order to promote job creation in the region.
16 June 2013
The First Africa Domestic Workers Network (AfDWN) was launched in Cape Town, South Africa on June 16 2013, the second anniversary of the adoption of the ILO Convention 189 and World Domestic Workers’ Day.
12 June 2013
In her first visit to the International Labour Conference, Malawian President, Joyce Banda, says that despite global efforts, child labour remains a “huge problem”.
11 June 2013
The ILO released a new report: “Ending child labour in domestic work: Protecting young workers in domestic work from abuse and exploitation” which targets multiple cases around the world including in Africa.
06 June 2013
ILO Director-General and UNAIDS Executive Director launch new programme on voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing to reach 5 million workers world-wide.