News and Press releases

October 2019

  1. SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  2. Refugee access to labour markets and decent work sensitization workshop

    15 October 2019

    According to latest estimates, 6.8 million refugees (UNHCR, 31 August 2019) are living in Ethiopia, and 2.8 million internally displaced populations have been forced to flee their homes due to recent unrest in the country.

  3. Where is the “human-centred approach”?

    10 October 2019

    A struggling economy in a mineral rich country has pushed many people into finding creative ways of surviving, at times engaging in risky behaviours. The occupational hazards they face are both personal and communal.

  4. ILO and Ivorian Government agreed for organizing the 14th African Regional Meeting in Abidjan in December 2019

    03 October 2019

    On October 3, 2019, the ILO and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire signed an agreement to hold the 14th African Regional Meeting of the ILO in Côte d'Ivoire from 3 to 6 December 2019

September 2019

  1. A first step towards improving working conditions of waste pickers in Senegal

    27 September 2019

    Under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the ILO is supporting an initiative to improve working conditions in the waste management sector, by helping to organize informal economy workers into cooperatives.

  2. Senegal ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    27 September 2019

    Senegal is the 94th member State to have ratified this Convention.

  3. Government, private sector are key partners to employment creation

    27 September 2019

    To create employment, a national employment coordination mechanism that involves government and the private sector needs to be developed as both are key partners in placing jobs at the centre of the national development agenda.

  4. Tripartism and social dialogue key to progress in the tourism industry

    26 September 2019

    The one day symposium looked at the role of tourism in job creation, the quality of those jobs and social dialogue can enhance progress in this sector.

  5. “Zimbabwe is ready for the BPO market”

    26 September 2019

    BPO is a business practice model where an organisation hires another company to perform a task that the hiring organization requires for its own business to operate successfully.

  6. Developing a Skills Strategy for the Garment sector in Ethiopia

    24 September 2019

    As part of the Norwegian-funded SKILL-UP Ethiopia Project, the ILO in collaboration with national stakeholders organized a capacity-building workshop using the ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) methodology.