News and Press releases

December 2012

  1. ILO Global Employment Trends for Women 2012: Vulnerability gaps are still high in Africa

    11 December 2012

    Women face higher unemployment rates than men globally, with no improvements likely in the coming years, according to the new ILO Global Employment Trends for Women 2012 Report.

  2. ECOWAS Ministers call for new actions on Youth Employment and Child Labour

    11 December 2012

    The ECOWAS Ministers of Labour, Employment and Social Affairs adopted – 7th December 2012 in Dakar, Senegal - new Actions Plan on Youth Employment and for the elimination of Child labour in the West African Sub-region.

  3. ILO Global Wage Report 2012/2013 Positive wage growth in Africa yet workers taking smaller share of national income

    08 December 2012

    Workers’ share of national income has been shrinking in most countries, causing public dissatisfaction and increasing the risk of social unrest, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned in a report.

  4. ILO Director-General expresses concern over the situation in Tunisia

    07 December 2012

  5. Job for former child soldiers

    06 December 2012

    The ILO is pursuing its efforts to strengthen the economic component of reintegration programmes for former child soldiers in countries concerned. Two new projects have started in 2012.

  6. ILO-EU project led to better coordination of social protection and employment policies in Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras

    05 December 2012

    The ILO and the European Commission concluded their joint project "Improving social protection and promoting employment” in a workshop organized in Brussels. The project, signed in 2009, supported Burkina Faso, Cambodia and Honduras in the development of integrated social protection and employment policies.

  7. Promoting the Rights and Welfare of Persons With Disabilities in Africa

    03 December 2012

    African Ministers of Social Development, AU Commissioners and Experts, UN Agencies (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, ILO, UNICEF, UNFPA), Development Partners, Representatives of African Regional and National institutions including CSO’s attended a week-long meeting in Addis Ababa to better protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa.

November 2012

  1. A Child Labour Resource Centre for Africa Established

    30 November 2012

    The ILO established a Regional Integrated Child Labour Resource Centre on November 30, 2012, to support the development of national capacity, ownership and commitment on child labour issues.

  2. ILO and Mauritius sign MoU to implement new DWCP

    30 November 2012

    The ILO, the Government and the social partners of Mauritius signed in Port Louis a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the new Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  3. Heads of UN agencies launch “Getting to Zero at Work” campaign

    29 November 2012

    The campaign aims to promote ILO Recommendation 200 concerning HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, 2010.