What's new

  1. Mr. Peter Van Rooij is appointed as the New Director of the ILO Cairo Office

    15 January 2015

    The ILO Director- General Guy Ryder has appointed Mr. Peter Van Rooij as the New Director of the ILO Cairo Office.

  2. More women needed at top management positions in Africa

    12 January 2015

    New ILO study reveals that the ratio of working women in senior management positions in Africa is still very low and calls for innovative measures to operate meaningful change.

  3. Engaging in policy debates and organizing workers in Export processing zones

    09 January 2015

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) has just published a Trade Union Manual on Export Processing Zones (EPZ). In this interview, Claude Akpokavie, ACTRAV’s focal point on EPZ explains the main lessons highlighted in the manual and the role of trade unions in EPZ.

  4. What can the fight against HIV teach us about Ebola?

    19 December 2014

    Margherita Licata and Kofi Amekudzi, Technical Specialists ILOAIDS, discuss the successes of ILO's work to combat HIV in the workplace for lessons that could be applied in containing other diseases such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  5. Engaging multinational enterprises on job creation for young women and men in Cote d’Ivoire

    17 December 2014

    As the economy of Côte d’Ivoire slowly recovers after a long period of crisis, building a bright future for the young generation is crucial. The increasing number of multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in the country are a promising yet largely untapped source for local job creation. Until now, jobs have been mainly filled by foreigners due to limited skilled labour available locally. The ILO provides assistance to the government, employers and workers organizations to address the situation by engaging MNEs on this national priority.

  6. Invest in social protection for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, says ILO

    15 December 2014

    In times of economic uncertainty, low growth and increased inequality, African countries with social protection programmes are better able to respond to crisis and vulnerabilities, stated ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma at the International Conference on Social Protection in Arusha, Tanzania.

  7. Tanzania to host an International Conference on social protection for equitable growth

    15 December 2014

    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma is attending a three-day international conference on Social Protection focused on “Building Effective and Sustainable Systems for Equitable Growth” to be held from 15-17 December 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania.

  8. ILO/SWHAP Road Safety and Wellness Camp

    13 December 2014

    13 December 2014: The ILO, together with SWHAP (Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme) and Scania (a global company) organized wellness camp at at Korona stop over, about 70 km from Harare along the Masvingo - Beitbridge Highway (linking Zimbabwe to South Africa).

  9. Real wages grew by less than 1 per cent in Africa

    05 December 2014

    The new ILO’s Global Wage Report revealed a decline in Africa’s real wage growth in 2011 before it resumed in 2012 and slowed again in 2013.

  10. Minya Quarries: Protecting the workers through information

    04 December 2014

    Thousands of workers live in extreme conditions in Egypt’s stone quarries. The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) recently provided technical support for education and awareness-raising among the stone quarry workers of Minya on the occupational health and safety risks in their mines.

  11. Ethiopia marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2014

    The Federation of Ethiopian National Associations of Persons with Disabilities (FENAPD) marked the event at the National Theatre of Addis Ababa with the support of key partnering institutions, including the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  12. Ethiopia commits to promote the rights of persons with disabilities

    03 December 2014

    During a national event organized in the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Ethiopian Government showed its commitment to promote the rights of persons with disabilities.

  13. Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Vietnam visit to the EPWP South Africa.

    29 November 2014

    The delegation spent the first part of their visit meeting EPWP officials in Pretoria and other National Departments.

  14. Kicking the ball against HIV/AIDS

    29 November 2014

    As a build up to the World AIDS Day on 1 December, on Saturday 29 November 2014, the ILO partnered with the Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme (SWHAP) and one of its member companies Ericom in a soccer tournament to promote physical health, awareness of HIV/AIDS and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as well as promote the uptake of HIV testing and counselling services by workers.

  15. ZGJP Policy Dialogue Workshop: Government Confirms Commitment to Extension of Social Protection

    27 November 2014

    The building construction sector in Zambia has been identified as a potential driver for economic growth and Green Job creation.

  16. A Decent Work Agenda workshop for National Employment Councils in Zimbabwe

    27 November 2014

    The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions organized an orientation workshop for National Employment Councils on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

  17. ILO calls for integrated macroeconomic policies for sustainable development in Zambia

    25 November 2014

    Despite solid economic performances, Zambia needs to adopt new integrated macroeconomic policies to ensure a job-rich and broad-based growth, urged ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chapinga Chuma.

  18. Protecting women is a “job for all of us”

    25 November 2014

    On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN in Ethiopia reaffirmed that protecting women’s safety and dignity required a joint and robust effort for men and women to stop everyday abuses.

  19. Green Jobs Training Programme successfully launched in South Africa

    24 November 2014

    The Government of South Africa has identified the transition to a green economy as a key policy area due to its potential to stimulate economic growth and create sustainable jobs.

  20. ILO Chief for Africa to visit Lesotho

    24 November 2014

    The Regional Director for Africa of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, on his first official visit to Maseru, Lesotho from 26-28 November 2014.