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  1. The AU holds a Special Session on Ouaga+10 in Namibia

    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.

  2. Building the capacity on skills for trade and economic diversification

    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.

  3. Extraordinary Retreat of ILO Directors in Africa

    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.

  4. Interface between law enforcement agencies and social partners

    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.

  5. “Men cannot do what I am doing!”

    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:

  6. Omar Faruk Osman: “The ratification of ILO core Conventions means a lot for the Workers of Somalia”

    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.

  7. ILO joins UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA in the country’s first Joint Programme for Gender Equality

    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.

  8. National Green Jobs Dialogue in South Africa.

    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

  9. Lesotho's Minister of Labour visits the ILO Pretoria Office

    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.

  10. Francis Atwoli: “We need to create more sustainable jobs for youth in Africa”

    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.

  11. ILO Regional Director for Africa on official visit to Nigeria

    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.

  12. International Labour Standards for judges and lawyers

    31 March 2014

    The ILO is sensitizing judges, lawyers and legal educators on the use of international labour standards in Rwanda

  13. National green jobs assessment in Tunisia

    27 March 2014

    The demand for green products and services is increasing in Tunisia with thousands of green jobs already created.

  14. New ILO Regional Director for Africa sworn in

    25 March 2014

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) announced today the swearing in of Aeneas C. Chuma as Regional Director for Africa

  15. Communicating Labour Rights: training of trainers for media professionals in Rwanda

    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.

  16. ILO Chief for Africa meets government delegates at GB

    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.

  17. ILO launches enterPRIZE Job Creation Challenge

    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.

  18. © Arnaud Mugisha 2014
    Does investing in education pay off for African youth?

    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.

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