News and Press releases

July 2019

  1. ILO Director visit Luapula Province

    31 July 2019

    The ILO Director has embarked on the familiarization tour of Development Cooperation projects to meet partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries of the projects.

  2. ILO Director Presents Credentials to COMESA Secretary General

    31 July 2019

    The ILO Director has presented his credentials to COMESA Secretary General as special representative for the regional grouping.

  3. Tripartite Negotiating Forum: Reinvigorating the social contract

    30 July 2019

    Steps to institutionalise social dialogue in Zimbabwe, although small and measured, look promising as there are many positive examples from Africa to learn from. There is little reason to fail as the ILO Global Commission report: Working for a Brighter Future calls for a human-centred agenda for the future of work that reinvigorates the social contract by placing people and the work they do at the centre of socio-economic and business practices.

  4. Smart partnership in action

    30 July 2019

    The ILO, in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Art and Recreation completed the construction of a fruits and vegetables pack-house built with financial support by the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Youth and Women Empowerment Project (YWEP).

  5. Artists called to express the transforming world of work in a greener Zimbabwe

    29 July 2019

    Recognising that there are jobs in the world of Art, a Competition for the Arts ‘Fast Forward: The Future of Work in a Green Economy’ was launched on 8 July ending on August 25, 2019 under the Green enterPRIZE project supported by the Government of Sweden. Shortlisted artists, who will take part in the official competition, will be announced on August 26.

  6. Fast Forward Competition for the Arts

    25 July 2019

    To celebrate its centenary, the ILO Office in Harare is pleased to announce its first Competition for the Arts. Fast Forward: The Future of Work in a Green Economy aims to boost the creative economy in Zimbabwe and spark conversations with artists about new forces that are transforming the world of work.


    19 July 2019

    In order to strengthen dialogue, coordination and collaboration among Member States in the Labour and Employment fields within the region, the ECOWAS Commission organised a 3-day General Assembly of the ECOWAS Tripartite Social Dialogue Forum in Abuja.

  8. Sweden impressed by UN cooperation in Zimbabwe

    15 July 2019

    ILO, UNFPA, City of Harare and Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe contributed a total of US$800 000.00 for the construction of the clinic, youth centre and a demonstration cobblestone road all constructed by the youth.

  9. Spotlight Initiative launched in Zimbabwe to tackle gender based violence

    10 July 2019

    Six UN agencies will be implementing interventions in the following areas of the EU funded Spotlight Initiative: laws and policies; institutions strengthening; prevention and social norms; services; data; and women’s rights movement. The ILO’s components on violence and harassment in the workplace, will be informed largely by the recently adopted Convention 190 and Recommendation 206 on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  10. Permanent Secretary extols ILO’s Contribution to National Development

    05 July 2019

    On 5 July 2019, the ILO Country Office Director Mr George Okutho paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary for Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Mushuma Mulenga.