What's new

  1. ILO and the World Investment Forum 2014

    16 October 2014

    Creating more and better jobs through investment will be at the heart of the new World Investment Forum to be held from 13 to 16 October 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  2. Africa needs to mobilize domestic resources to cut aid dependency

    14 October 2014

    Participants at 2014 African Development Forum in Marrakech have agreed that exploring new sources for domestic financing will help the continent to move away from aid and boost sustainable development.

  3. Maternity leave: women's survival vs family responsibilities in Rwanda

    13 October 2014

    Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in...

  4. The 2014 African Development Forum in Morocco

    12 October 2014

    The ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas C. Chuma, at ADF IX, a flagship event of the UN Economic Commission for Africa to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 12 to 16 October 2014 to discuss how creatively we can finance Africa’s socioeconomic transformation.

  5. ILO Regional Director on official visit to Morocco

    12 October 2014

    Tripartite consultations and a visit to ongoing projects to get a first-hand assessment of ILO’s impact in Morocco.

  6. The creation of more and better jobs through investment

    10 October 2014

    The ILO is organizing, in cooperation with UNCTAD, a dialogue on maximizing the positive impact of foreign direct investment (FDI). The discussion will facilitate exchange of experiences on policies, strategies and incentives to encourage multinational enterprises to promote more and better jobs in their operations abroad. Participants will include investment policy makers, negotiators and promotion agencies of host and home countries of multinational enterprises.

  7. Mozambique making progress towards National Employment Policy

    08 October 2014

    On October 8, the Multi Sectorial Team responsible for drafting the National Employment Policy for Mozambique held a workshop to kick-start the process. This team was established to follow up and implement the recommendations that came out as a result of the high level conference held last March in Maputo, to tackle the employment challenges in the country.

  8. Decent Work For Social Justice and National Development

    05 October 2014

    Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere”. The International Labour Organization was created on the premise that lasting peace can only be established if it is based on social justice.

  9. ILO supports Provincial Child Labour Day

    02 October 2014

    The Deputy Director of International Labour Organization (ILO), Dr Joni Musabayana attended the Provincial Child Labour Day on Thursday morning; 02 October 2014. Dr Musabayana was giving the message of support alongside COSATU representative to the learners of the 7 schools that attended the event.

  10. In sub-Saharan Africa, only one in five older persons receives an old-age pension

    30 September 2014

    A new ILO report disclosed that less than one in five older persons receive an old-age pension which would provide them with a certain level of income security during old age.

  11. Green Port City: An eThekwini Municipality Roundtable Discussion

    30 September 2014

    What would a clean, green and low carbon Durban economy look like?

  12. Zambian employers consider the "business case” for hiring people with disabilities

    29 September 2014

    In July 2014, Zambian employers and the ILO held an unprecedented roundtable on “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia business roundtable on disability and employment”.

  13. How to support the informal sector in Ghana

    22 September 2014

    The United Nations sensitize the informal sector on maternity protection and hands over a refurbished youth friendly centre to Odawna garage workers for provision of HIV & AIDS services.

  14. UN Fun Day

    22 September 2014

    Aiming at raising awareness about the UN, its basic structures and targets in South Africa secondary students and their teachers on fUN-days – Fridays @ the UN – come in for a briefing on the organization, its role and structure. There is time for questions & answers and all participants are provided with an information pack.

  15. ILO Regional Director visits Uganda

    19 September 2014

    A first visit marked by new tripartite consultations and an assessment of projects implemented by the ILO in the East-African Country.

  16. Building trade union unity and solidarity in Mauritius

    18 September 2014

    At a national forum on challenges of employment, gender mainstreaming and trade union unity, ACTRAV argues for greater unity efforts.

  17. Measuring the potential for inclusive green growth and job creation in Zambia

    17 September 2014

    A green jobs assessment in strategic economic sectors to inform and guide further pro-employment policy development in Zambia.

  18. ILO at the African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

    16 September 2014

    A multi-stakeholder regional platform for dialogue on the United Nations-endorsed standard for addressing negative human rights impacts arising from business activities.

  19. Empowering African women to break out of informality

    16 September 2014

    Promoting women’s empowerment as one way to facilitate transition from the informal to the formal economy and address a major development challenge worldwide.

  20. Occupational Safety and Health “Training of Trainer Programme” for the Sawmilling sector in Zambia.

    16 September 2014

    The Green Jobs Programme carried out training of trainer workshops for stakeholders in the sawmilling sector to adequately address OSH concerns and priorities at the different levels of sawmills.