News and Press releases

December 2019

  1. Ministerial discussion on Inclusive Industrial Development and Decent Jobs in Global Supply Chains in Ethiopia

    09 December 2019

    The ILO hosted delegates from the German and Ethiopian governments to discuss “Inclusive Industrial Development and Decent Jobs in Global Supply Chains in Ethiopia”

  2. Initiative to facilitate the transition from informality to formality launched in Bulawayo

    06 December 2019

    The initiative is part of the Employment Promotion and Labour Market Governance Programme (2019 -2020), which in part, seeks to facilitate transition to formality in Zimbabwe.

  3. ILO attended TICAD 7 and the Special Conference on Peace and Stability in the Sahel Region

    03 December 2019

    From 28 to 30 August, 2019, the ILO attended the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) 7 Plenary Meeting in Yokohama, Japan, an event organized by the Government of Japan, the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank, and the African Union Commission (AUC).

  4. Guy Ryder calls on Africa to work towards a human-centred future of work

    03 December 2019

    In a speech at the opening of the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the ILO Director-General spoke of Africa’s world of work challenges and opportunities.

November 2019

  1. UNHCR and ILO to launch a joint initiative to support the urbanization and economic integration process of Malian refugees in Niger

    22 November 2019

  2. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2019

    ILO’s 14th African Regional Meeting to set agenda for next decade in Africa

    21 November 2019

  3. Zimbabwean Artists Fast Forward to the Greener Future of Work

    13 November 2019

    In July 2019 the Green enterPRIZE Innovation and Development Programme, supported by the Government of Sweden, sent out the "Fast Forward Competition for the Arts" call to artists from across Zimbabwe to express through arts the changing world of work. The categories were illustration and painting, photography, music, poetry and any mix.

  4. ILO and Ericsson join forces to enhance labour standards in the Egyptian ICT sector

    13 November 2019

    Ericsson and ILO have officially launched the beginning of the implementation phase of collaboration between the two sides to enhance occupational safety and health and work conditions in Egypt.

  5. Malawi renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    12 November 2019

  6. Sudan ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    11 November 2019

    Sudan is the 95th member State to have ratified this Convention.