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  1. From market seller to managing director in Côte d’Ivoire

    16 March 2015

    ILO News talks to a young Ivorian woman who in a few years went from selling goods at local markets to being a successful entrepreneur whose dreams reach beyond the Ivory Coast.

  2. The long journey to women empowerment in Africa

    15 March 2015

    Twenty years after Beijing +20, gender inequality remains one of the biggest challenges in Africa. But the African Union declared 2015 “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. ILO News talks with Mwila Chigaga, Senior Gender Specialist for Africa, to measure current progress, challenges and opportunities for African women towards empowerment.

  3. Africa needs a commodity-based industrialization for sustained growth, says ILO

    13 March 2015

    Africa needs a commodity-based industrialization path as an engine of sustained growth and economic transformation, said ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas C. Chuma at the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts Meeting for Southern Africa.

  4. Japan and ILO launch Durable Solutions for Somali Refugee returnees project in Baidoa, Somalia

    12 March 2015

    The Government of Japan and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a partnership to promote durable solutions for Somali refugee returnees through sustainable livelihoods.

  5. SADSAWU Strategy for Organizing and Recruiting Migrant Domestic Workers

    Workshop Organised to Development/strengthen SADSAWU

  6. Accelerating Industrialization in Southern Africa

    10 March 2015

    Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, will attend the 21st Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) on Industrialization in Southern Africa from 12-13 March 2015 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

  7. Effective Employers Organisation

    The role of Empoyer Organisations in improving the business environment

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    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in co-operatives particularly in the agricultural sector within Africa.

  9. ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequate

    06 March 2015

    Despite some progress made on achieving gender equality in the world of work since the 1995 Beijing Declaration on women rights, many challenges remain, including a motherhood pay gap.

  10. ILO Calls for a Renewed Commitment towards attaining the Goals of Beijing Declaration and Platforms for Action

    05 March 2015

    Nigeria continues to address inequality in the workplace and gender violence, two decades after the signing of “Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”.

  11. Zambia International Property Expo 2015 officially launched

    03 March 2015

    As the Official Partner, the Zambia Green Jobs Programme joined SmartHomes Zambia, First National Bank Zambia (FNB), Stanbic, ZAPOA and Knight Frank in introducing the first Zambia International Property Expo to the media at a press launch held at Protea Hotel Towers, in Lusaka. The ZIP Expo which will take place from April 22 to 23, in Lusaka, will function as a platform for the Zambia Green Jobs Programme and its partners to demonstrate the business case for green building and construction.

  12. ILO at the High Level Conference on Ebola in Brussels

    03 March 2015

    Senior Officials of the International Labour Organization (ILO) attended an Ebola high-level international conference in Brussels to better plan and coordinate action for the recovery process in the most affected countries of West Africa.

  13. ILO and ITC team up to build capacities against human trafficking in West Africa

    02 March 2015

    The International Labour Organization, in collaboration with the International Training Centre (ITC) in Turin, Italy started a new mixed and interactive training programme for National Trafficking In Persons (TIP) focal points of ECOWAS Members States.

  14. Lafarge Zambia and the Zambia Green Jobs Programme Successfully Launch Sustainable and Affordable Housing Project

    01 March 2015

    On March 27 the first demonstration house of the affordable and sustainable housing project between the Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP) and Lafarge Zambia was showcased to the media, marking the official launch of the partnership in the presence of representatives from the French Embassy, Finnish Embassy, Government of Zambia, Lafarge and the UN system.

  15. Private Sector and Government launches Zambia Green Building Association

    26 February 2015

    On February 26, more than 50 representatives from the private sector, government and academia gathered at the New Government Complex in Lusaka to discuss the establishing of a Zambia Green Building Association (ZGBA). The workshop was initiated by the National Council for Construction (NCC), the National Association of Medium and Small Scale Contractors (NAMSSC), and the Association of Building & Civil Engineering Contractors (ABCEC), in partnership with the Zambia Green Jobs Programme. Once operational, the ZGBA will play an important role in ”greening” the property and construction industry and providing new decent job opportunities for Zambians.

  16. ILO to issue a progress report on gender equality

    26 February 2015

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the ILO will publish a briefing note providing an assessment of progress made on achieving gender equality in the world of work since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995.

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    Rising to the top of the footwear industry through Decent Work

    26 February 2015

    As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur who created one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work

  18. Law-Growth Nexus II Project: Consensus reached on RIA discussions

    25 February 2015

    On 25th February, 2015, the Law-Growth Nexus II Project: Closure Phase (LGN II Closure) hosted a Stakeholder Discussion Meeting to consolidate inputs into the Project’s Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA).

  19. Charting the ILO HIV and AIDS Response in the Transport Sector

    24 February 2015

    The ILO AIDS SIDA Transport Programme held a workshop which took two full days on 24-25 February 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  20. ILO Cairo Office Director on official visit to Eritrea

    24 February 2015

    The ILO Cairo Office Director, Peter Van Rooij, on his first official visit to Eritrea from 22- 23 February 2015