What's new

  1. Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

  2. A 30-day countdown to World Day against Child Labour 2016

    12 May 2016

    The focus of the 2016 World Day against Child Labour, on 12 June 2016, will be on child labour and supply chains.

  3. Zambia National Social Protection Week 2016

    12 May 2016

    The 2016 Zambia Social Protection week will take place at the Government Complex of Lusaka and other locations from 16-20 May 2016.

  4. ILO to train constituents of Zanzibar on effective use of national labour laws in dispute resolution

    12 May 2016

    Addressing key challenges hindering the overall performance of the juridical system in Zanzibar

  5. ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook 2016

    12 May 2016

  6. ILO to sensitize West African Trade Unions on Decent Work and Future of Work Initiative

    11 May 2016

    The first strategic planning meeting of the Organization of Trade Unions of West Africa held in Abuja focused on raising awareness of workers on ILO’s Future of Work Initiative and the sub regional Decent Work program.

  7. Tackling inequality in Africa is a top priority, says ILO

    11 May 2016

    At the 2016 World Economic Forum in Kigali, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, addressed key topics of inequality, employment skills and human capital.

  8. Senegal holds first Green Economy Academy

    10 May 2016

    Over 70 representatives of policy, research and analysis institutions rallied on the first edition of the Green Economy Academy in Dakar, Senegal, on 3-5 May 2016.

  9. Guy Ryder: Employers are powerful drivers of economic and social well-being in Africa

    07 May 2016

    The ILO Director-General highlighted the key role employers play in addressing urgent economic and social issues on the continent during the African Employers’ Summit in Kenya.

  10. President Uhuru Kenyatta gifts low earners tax reprieve

    06 May 2016

    Low income-earning workers this year, have received a late Labour Day present after the government exempted their bonuses and benefits from taxation.

  11. Africa: No economic growth without structural transformation and decent jobs, says ILO

    05 May 2016

    Creating sustainable decent jobs through structural transformation for Africa’s youth is a central role to be played by the business community alongside governments and workers’ organizations in the region: ILO

  12. An ILO migrant domestic worker forum addresses migration for three significant regions

    05 May 2016

  13. First African Employers’ Summit in Kenya

    04 May 2016

    A first event of its kind that brings together employers’ organizations and private and public sector decision-makers of the region to design an entrepreneurship-led employment strategy for Africa.

  14. Workshop to prepare for a Sector Study in Ghana (ECLM project)

    A Workshop was held in Accra from May 3-7 in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana), and discussed the implementation of a study of the mining and trade sectors. The agenda for the workshop can be downloaded below.

  15. First interregional knowledge sharing forum on migrant domestic workers

    02 May 2016

    Madagascar is hosting an ILO knowledge sharing forum on how best to achieve a decent work agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia.

  16. International Workers’ Day marked in Tanzania

    01 May 2016

    Tanzania committed to continue enhancing workers’ conditions

  17. Achieving national development through productive decent work, sustainable job creation and social justice in Zambia

    01 May 2016

    On Labour Day, Zambian President H.E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu called for enhanced productivity for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction.

  18. National dialogue on workplace stress in Uganda

    28 April 2016

    On World Day for Safety and Health, Uganda called for the institution of Occupational Safety and Health at work systems to efficiently combat stress.

  19. ILO and Nigerian Constituents observe World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2016

    With the support of the ILO, Nigeria’s tripartite constituents and major stakeholders commemorated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work at the National Human Rights Commission auditorium in Abuja.

  20. Workplace Stress: a collective challenge

    28 April 2016

    The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. The theme for 2016 is “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge”. Today, many workers are facing greater pressure to meet the demands of modern working life.